Special Education Post Baccalaureate Endorsement Online

  • Endorsement in Special Education
  • Darden College of Education & Professional Studies
  • Department of Communication Disorders & Special Education

This course option is available for students pursuing endorsement in special education without a master’s degree, or for those who hold a provisional license in special education and seek to complete licensure requirements.

This licensure option meets Virginia Department of Education certification and endorsement requirements for any one or more of the following areas:

  • early childhood special education
  • special education: general curriculum (mild disabilities)
  • special education: adapted curriculum (severe disabilities)
  • visual impairment
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    • Credit hours determined by your previous coursework

    There are both undergraduate and graduate level courses in this endorsement program.

  • Attend class online on a regular schedule and access course materials online from any location. All courses follow ODU's regular academic calendar. 

    To complete course work in this endorsement, you will be required to purchase a membership to LiveText—a web-based portfolio assessment system approved by the ODU Teacher Education Council.

  • This endorsement can benefit you in positions such as:

    • Special Education Teacher
    • Administrative Staff
    • Educational Therapist
    • Psycho-educational Diagnostician
    • Child Advocate
    • Child Study Team Member

    Keep in mind that this program is designed for Virginia licensure, and other states may have different requirements for teacher licensure.

  • In-state Undergraduate
    $408 per credit hour
    Out-of-state Undergraduate
    $439 per credit hour
    In-state Graduate
    $620 per credit hour
    Out-of-state Graduate
    $642 per credit hour

    This program includes both undergraduate and graduate level courses.

    Rates are effective Fall 2024 and subject to change.
    * In-state rate assumes residency requirements are met.

This licensure-only program is designed to prepare students for Virginia endorsement in special education. It can also help teachers with a provisional Virginia license in special education to complete licensure requirements.

If you live outside Virginia, we encourage you to check with your state's requirements for teacher advancement, professional development, or continuing education.

Use these links to see if we have determined whether this program meets requirements in other states.

You'll have a dedicated academic advisor for this program.

Contact us if you have questions about admission requirements, transferring credits, or application deadlines.