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Master of Education – Special Education K-12 (Virginia Endorsement Track)

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Master of Education – Special Education K-12 (Virginia Endorsement Track)

This program is for applicants who are currently licensed to teach in Virginia.

Take the challenge to help Virginia’s special education students by preparing to earn a Special Education Endorsement. Our online, 20-month Master’s in Special Education K-12 degree program for current teachers will equip you to help students with disabilities or special needs reach their full potential.

Goals and Course Topics

As a graduate of the M.Ed. in Special Education degree program, you will be equipped to assess special-needs students and apply appropriate instructional strategies to help them meet their educational goals.

Special Education Degree Concentrations

The M.Ed. in Special Education program teaches instructional, assessment and behavior management skills. You will participate in field-based coaching sessions with skilled special education teachers and analyze current special education research. Course topics include:

  • Child development and child psychology
  • Effective student assessment methods
  • Evaluating, designing and implementing curriculum for students of varying abilities
  • Integrating teaching and technology for disabled students
  • Developing support teams for special-needs learners
  • Classroom and behavior management

Master’s in Special Education Format

This program is presented in an accelerated, cohort-based format. You’ll take one class at a time in six- to 10-week blocks for intense study of each concept. Small classes allow productive discussions, participation in projects and personal attention from your instructor.

Who This Special Education Master’s Program Is For

The M.Ed. in Special Education K-12 Endorsement Track is for teachers who can prove they are currently licensed in Virginia and have official transcripts from a regionally-accredited institution showing a 3.0 or higher GPA in the last 60 credits of bachelor degree study.

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Admissions requirements, transfer credit guidelines and graduate requirements are outlined in our GPS Catalog. An Admissions Counselor will help you order your official transcripts and Averett will pay the associated costs. We will evaluate your transcripts to determine the degree program for which you qualify.

"It's very flexible with your schedule. I work full time, I volunteer, I play sports, and I actually work part time, so I'm able to juggle all of this and get my master's degree at the same time."

- Tamara Poles, MED Curriculum & Instruction '17

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"You can use what you learn here in the real world. Averett absolutely prepares you for success - not only in this country, but globally."

- Adrienne Riley, BBA '16 and MED '18

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Master of Education Classes September 11th

Next session starts September 11th
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