Program Highlights & Benefits
Learn the skills needed to helps students with disabilities or special needs reach their full potential
24, 28 or 32 months* completion time, including holiday breaks
No GRE or admission tests
No weekend classes
What You Learn
The mission of Averett University is to prepare students to serve and lead as catalysts for positive change. Averett fulfills this mission by educating students from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and nations through liberal arts-based undergraduate and graduate programs in a personal, collegial, interdisciplinary environment. Graduates of this program will be equipped to assess special needs students and apply appropriate instructional strategies to help them meet educational goals. Students will engage in critical analysis of current research in special education and pursue in-person coached field experiences at local schools.
How You Learn
Online Format: The M.Ed. in Special Education K-12 Endorsement Track is presented in an accelerated cohort based format that allows you to earn your Special Education Endorsement over 24, 28 or 32 months*. You’ll take no more than two classes at a time in six- to 12-week blocks for intense study of each concept. Small classes allow productive discussions, participation in projects and personal attention from your instructor. You will have local field experiences embedded in the coursework throughout the program. Students will be required to meet online with the university supervisor.
Upon completion of this program, students will have earned an M.Ed. in Special Education and be eligible to add a K-12 Endorsement in the area of Special Education to his/her VA teaching license.
|ED 518||Orientation to Graduate Education Programs||1|
|ED 501||Research in Education||3|
|ED 502||Adolescent and Child Psychology||3|
|ED 504||Philosophy of Education||3|
|ED 508||The Exceptional Student||3|
|ED 515||Internship/Seminar in Special Education||6|
|ED 516||Transition Planning and Services||3|
|ED 544||Practicum in Diagnoses and Prescriptions of Reading Difficulties||3|
|ED 571||Curriculum & Instruction for Students with Learning Disabilities||3|
|ED 573||Practicum in Special Education||1|
|ED 576||Collaboration in General and Special Education||2|
|ED 579||Assessment of Learning||3|
|Total Credit Hours:||34|
Program and course requirements are subject to change.
In lieu of a thesis, students will complete a Comprehensive Exam by responding online to a set of essay questions over the space of a weekend.
*The 24 month option is available to students starting in a spring semester only.