The M.Ed. in special education prepares scholars for faculty and leadership roles, and provide aspiring educators with the tools they need to make a difference in the lives of children, youth and adults with disabilities through research, teaching and service.
Successful completion of our degree programs can lead to endorsement in areas such as early childhood special education, special education: general education curriculum or special education: adapted curriculum.
The M.Ed. in special education with a concentration in general education can also be pursued as part of the Richmond Teacher Residency program, an innovative graduate teacher residency that pairs candidates with an experienced mentor in Richmond Public Schools.
The early childhood concentration works collaboratively with our Child Development Center as well as has a variety of grant funding opportunities listed through the link below.
In addition to the instruction from our nationally-recognized faculty, our master’s students in our adapted curriculum concentration are part of a Virginia consortium program that supports professionals across the state.
*The minimum number of graduate credit hours required for this degree is 37-42 depeding on the concerntration.
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