Jul 20, 2024  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Special Education (M.S.Ed.)

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Division of Education and Leadership

Diane D. Painter, Visiting Associate Professor
Bowman Building, Room 120 (540) 545-7282, dpainter@su.edu

The Master of Science in Education: Special Education Concentration is designed to meet the current and changing needs of service delivery for students with disabilities who access the general education K-12 curriculum. 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, Virginia must be taken by any students who wish to teach but do not hold an initial K-12 Virginia teaching license.

Admissions Requirements

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.

Degree Requirements

If candidates have already completed the initial education foundation courses (or their equivalent at the graduate or undergraduate levels), they only need to take the 21 credits of SED coursework, six (6) credits supervised teaching experiences , and 3 credits of SED 537 in order to complete the master’s program.

Students will need an iPad (model 2 or more recent) to complete the program.

Endorsement Requirements

Prior to student teaching, and as a condition of licensure, the following tests are currently required:


Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Division of Education and Leadership