The Special Education General Curriculum NK-12 Initial Licensure master's degree is designed for individuals with a baccalaureate degree who wish to meet eligibility requirements for the Virginia Postgraduate Professional License with an endorsement to teach students with special needs in the general education curriculum.
Passing scores on Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators OR equivalent SAT/ACT scores OR passing scores on VCLA plus Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators: mathematics score or SAT/ACT math score, are required for admission. Passing scores on Praxis II, the Reading for Virginia Educators (RVE), and the Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment (VCLA) are required prior to enrollment in the Graduate Directed Teaching/Professional Semester. An application for the Graduate Directed Teaching/Professional Semester must be completed and filed with the Office of Professional Services by the required date, September 1 (one year before the fall professional semester) or February 1 (one year before the spring professional semester). Please visit the Office of Professional Services web site for information and the application.