Thoma, Dr. Colleen
Chair, Department of Special Education and Disability Policy
Special Education, Master of Education (M.Ed.)
Indicate specialization: early childhood, general education or severe disabilities
Summer (general education only)
GRE or MAT
The Master of Education in Special Education program prepares graduates for work in one of three areas: early childhood, severe disabilities or general education. Applicants who do not already hold a teaching license must meet both licensure and degree requirements prior to the awarding of the Master of Education degree unless exempted as a professional from another discipline. Students should plan carefully with their adviser to ensure that the appropriate courses and experiences are completed. Successful completion of the degree program leads to endorsement in early childhood special education or severe disabilities.
There are several tests that students must pass for admission to teacher preparation, admission to student teaching and licensure in Virginia. Students should consult the Student Services Center section on the School of Education website for current testing requirements.