Being a special education teacher is an opportunity to have a positive, lasting impact on the lives of children and youth with special needs.
The Special Education graduate programs offer doctoral specializations, master's degrees, and graduate certificates including teacher education and licensure coursework. The programs provide professionals with the specialized knowledge, skills, and professional dispositions needed to meet the educational needs of children with special needs. The licensure curricula are based on the standards of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and meet the requirements of the Virginia Department of Education. Other areas of study include applied behavior analysis and assistive technology. The applied behavior analysis certificate is based on the standard of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.
News and Announcements
2016 State of the Art Conference on Postsecondary Education and Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities
May 17, 2016
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February 29, 2016
December 3, 2014
May 20, 2014
Dr. Theodore Hoch, professor of the fully online Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Graduate Certificate program, utilizes innovative tools to deliver quality, accessible online courses. Read More...
April 22, 2014
Last week the Division for Learning Disabilities of the Council for Exceptional Children hosted a tribute for Mason's Tom Scruggs and Margo Mastropieri. Read More...