The Professional Studies Certificate for Special Education Teacher Education serves students who desire Virginia Special Education Teacher Licensure. Students completing this program will meet the Virginia Department of Education requirements for licensure and be eligible for endorsement in special education — general curriculum instruction. This endorsement area has requisite courses listed in the Licensure Regulations for School Personnel book published by the Office of Professional Licensure, Division of Compliance Coordination, Virginia Department of Education, Richmond, VA.
Program entry requires satisfactory Praxis Core, SAT, or ACT scores, and completion of an undergraduate degree at a regionally accredited college or university. Passing Praxis Core Math and VCLA scores may be taken in lieu of Praxis Core. Applicants must also submit three letters of recommendation and a writing sample.
The entire Professional Studies Certificate for Special Education Teacher Education program consists of 36 credit hours. For students with the appropriate undergraduate or graduate preparation, the foundational courses may be waived. The remaining 27 credits are required. The waiving of foundation requirements is determined by the program director.
Students will need an iPad (model 2 or more recent) to complete the program.
PSC Special Education Completion
Prior to student teaching, and as a condition of licensure, the following tests are currently required: VCLA and VRA or RVE.