Special Education – General Curriculum (K-12) Major (BS)
Our Special Education – General Curriculum major prepares graduates to meet the diverse needs of students with disabilities in K-12 schools who are accessing the general curriculum. Through our coursework that emphasizes evidence-based practices and data-informed decision making, you will be equipped to change the life of exceptional learners and serve as a resource to others who work with them.
What Will I Study?
Your coursework will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to individualize and differentiate instruction to ensure students with disabilities have meaningful access to the general education curriculum. Throughout the program you will gain practical experience with a progression of clinical field experiences, culminating with a semester of full-time student teaching.
What Kind of Job Can I Get?
You will be prepared to teach special education students in grades K-12 in public or private school settings. Upon completing all program and licensure requirements, you will be eligible to apply for a teaching license in Virginia with an endorsement in Special Education – General Curriculum (K-12).
Those who do not want to be teachers, but who want to work with those with disabilities should consider the Educational Studies major with an emphasis in Disability Studies.
Our program is approved by the Virginia Department of Education
P.O. Box 2120, Richmond, Va. 23218
Andrew Bruce, PhD
Associate Professor and Chair of Special Education