The fully-online Special Education Add-On Endorsement will help you to acquire the skills and expertise necessary to teach and support students with diverse learning needs.
Longwood University is known for its unsurpassed educator development, where professionals mentor other professionals. The Special Education Add-On Endorsement coursework prepares teachers to educate students with a wide variety of abilities, whether in general or special education classrooms.
Why an Endorsement?
The Special Education Add-On Endorsement opens doors by offering busy licensed teachers the opportunity to add valuable Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) endorsement credentials to their resumes. Each Special Education Add-On Endorsement consists of five courses delivered through a convenient online format that makes the experience realistic and achievable for full-time teachers. A provisional Special Education license is not required to begin courses.
Along with this coursework, to apply for the add-on endorsement with the VDOE, teachers will need to submit documentation of one year of successful teaching experience that includes 45 hours of teaching SPED students in a general education setting.
- 15 credits
- Three semesters
- Under $4,500 total tuition (in-state), excluding textbooks
Upon completion of the courses you will be able to:
- Describe characteristics of different disability categories
- Identify strategies appropriate for different disabilities
- Create and deliver effective reading lessons
- Create and deliver effective math lessons
- Evaluate students with formal and informal assessments
- Understand and write an IEP