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Special Education Courses

We’re pleased to offer coursework related to special education for K-12 teachers. Successful completion of these classes can apply toward teaching endorsement. These classes help meet the requirements for the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) teaching endorsement in Special Education — General Curriculum (K-12). They also help prepare you to successfully differentiate your curriculum and teach students with special needs to their greatest potential.

If you’re seeking the special education teaching endorsement, our coursework is only part of the endorsement requirement. You are welcome to work with our program manager to assist in determining any additional coursework or experience required to complete the endorsement. Our classes are offered on the following rotation:

  • Fall: EDUC 571U Assessment and Evaluation in Special Education
  • Spring: EDUC 565U Foundations and Legal Aspects of Special Education
  • Summer: EDUC 574U Understanding and Implementing the IEP

Once you’ve completed these courses, follow VDOE guidance (scroll down to the “Licensure Changes...” section to access the add-on endorsement instruction file) on submitting the application. If you are currently employed by a Virginia school division or accredited nonpublic school, your credentials must be submitted on your behalf by the employing educational agency. Please contact your Human Resources office to identify the licensure contact in your division or school.

Available Classes

EDUC 565U Foundations and Legal Aspects of Special Education
Course Offerings (1)
January 19, 2021 through May 1, 2021
Tuesdays: 7:00 - 9:40 pm
CRN: 27793 (section: 1)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $800
Live remote sessions as scheduled. Educators seeking professional development only.
This is an introductory course that provides an overview of the nature and educational implications of serving students with disabilities and emphasizes the legal aspects of special education at national, state, and local levels. Relevant legislation associated with the identification, education and evaluation of students with disabilities will be included in this foundations course.

Contact Us

Graduate Education Program
Professional & Continuing Studies
North Court
421 Westhampton Way
Univ. of Richmond, VA 23173

Julia Burke, Program Manager
(804) 484-1584

Kelli Bradford, Registration Coordinator
(804) 287-6572