Online Highly Qualified Content Courses at LC

Originally developed through a State Council of Higher Education for Virginia Grant in 2006 in partnership with James Madison University, these nine highly qualified content courses are the only offerings in Virginia that provide special education teachers with the opportunity to obtain discipline specific content knowledge and skills at the middle and high school levels. All nine courses correlate with current Virginia Standards of Learning and are taught by current or retired teachers who designed the modules, serve as mentors/instructors, and assess the work. Courses are self-paced and offered in an online format through the college’s Moodle 2 platform.

To date, over 200 enrollments in these nine modules have been successfully completed, and they are now being offered as one credit hour offerings beginning in January 2014.  Interested participants may apply as graduate non-degree students at https://admissions.lynchburg.edu/apply/. Once admitted, students will be able to self-enroll through MyLC online and access the course in Moodle 2 using their unique user identification and password.  Students will have the entire term to complete their course(s). Upon completion, the course will be recorded on an official transcript.

Courses will be assessed on a pass/fail basis and will not count toward degree programs. The charge for each course will be the current graduate tuition rate ($460) for a one credit hour course, and students may take more than one course each term.

Questions may be sent to Dr. Paula Lichiello, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, at lichiello@lynchburg.edu or 434.544.8464.

Highly Qualified Content Courses (1)

Each course provides an appropriate learning experience for educators to develop content knowledge and skills in a designated subject area which correlates to the appropriate Virginia Standards of Learning. These courses are intended to assist special education teachers in becoming highly qualified to teach these respective subject areas.

Course Title
EDCI 521 Highly Qualified Content for Middle School English
EDCI 522 Highly Qualified Content for Middle School Mathematics
EDCI 523

Highly Qualified Content for Middle School Science

EDCI 524 Highly Qualified Content for Middle School Social Studies
EDCI 525 Highly Qualified Content for High School Biology
EDCI 526 Highly Qualified Content for High School Earth Science
EDCI 527 Highly Qualified Content for High School English
EDCI 528 Highly Qualified Content for High School Mathematics
EDCI 529 Highly Qualified Content for High School Social Studies

Note: All courses have an enrollment limit of 10 students per term.