Academic Catalog


Bachelor of Science Special Education with a Major in Special Education General Curriculum K-12 (BS)

Lisa Morin, Ph.D., Undergraduate Program Director

The BS in special education draws courses from across the University to prepare teacher candidates interested in teaching special education.  Course work spans the disciplines of English literature and composition; history; fine and performing arts; mathematics; natural sciences; social sciences; human growth and development; and educational foundations, technology, assessment, theory, and methods. The broad curriculum, along with the admittance, continuance, and graduation requirements described below, prepares teacher candidates for licensure endorsement for special education general curriculum K-12 for the Commonwealth of Virginia, including passing scores on the Reading for Virginia Educators (RVE; Prior to 5/2022) or Praxis Teaching Reading: Elementary and Special Education (Test #5205; after 5/2022) and the Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment.

Major coursework is available in both distance learning online and face-to-face formats.  Additional information is posted on the departmental website or available in hard copy from the department.