Special Education Endorsements in Virginia

The Commonwealth of Virginia offers multiple endorsements in the area of Special Education:

Early Childhood Special Education (Birth-Age 5)
Without a specific endorsement or coursework related to students in special education who are birth/infants to age 5, most out-of-state licensure programs and licenses will lead to Virginia endorsement in General Curriculum K-12.

Adapted Curriculum K-12
Allows for instruction of all students in special education in grades K-12, including those who access an Adapted Curriculum such as students with severe intellectual disabilities. Without a specific endorsement or coursework related to students who access an adapted curriculum, most out-of-state licensure programs and licenses will lead to Virginia endorsement in General Curriculum K-12.

General Curriculum K-12

(Allows for instruction of students in special education who access the General Curriculum)

Hearing Impairments PreK-12

Visual Impairments PreK-12


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Candidates who hold a Bachelor's degree and are interested in seeking a provisional license in Special Education in Virginia may wish to enroll in an introductory special education course leading to eligibility for a provisional license (Word).

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Use the links to the left to learn more about courses and programs leading to teacher licensure in Special Education in Virginia.

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