Special Education

Major Requirements

To fulfill the requirements of the major, all students in this program will take the following coursework in a sequence determined in collaboration with a faculty advisor. Some courses also satisfy Liberal Arts Core and University requirements. Some coursework fulfills teaching licensure requirements as specified by the Commonwealth of Virginia.

  • ED 200SL Foundations of Teaching and Learning
  • ED 254 Technology for the K-12 Classroom
  • ED 309 Special Education Foundations and Characteristics of Exceptional Learners
  • ED 323 Literacy Instruction: Diagnosis and Corrective Strategies
  • ED 329 Collaborative Models for Special Education
  • ED 339 Individualized Education Programs and Strategies for the General Curriculum
  • ED 345 Transition, Family, and Community Services for Individuals with Disabilities
  • ED 351 Assessment to Support Learning in K-12
  • ED 355 Literacy Instruction for Diverse Learners: PK-2
  • ED 358 Teaching Mathematics and Science
  • ED 366 – 9 Secondary Teaching Methods in Math or Science or History or English
  • ED 461 Classroom Management in the PK-12 Classroom
  • EN 301 The Writing Process: Theory and Practice
  • ED 480 Senior Seminar
  • PSY 110 Human Growth and Development
  • 9 credits in one of the following: Biology, English, History, or Mathematics, with at least 1 class at the 300+ level
  • Non-licensure specialization: ED 433 Research (1-6 credits) plus 1 elective