Become a special education teacher who can work with other support professionals as a team member, and provide highly individualized instruction and assessment to support a child's developmental progress. In this program, you will graduate with two endorsements:
- Early Childhood Special Education: Prepare to teach children from birth to age five who manifest disabilities or who are at risk of later school failure. You will learn how to work in both inclusion and "reverse inclusion" classrooms, and how to conduct home visits to extend the benefits of classroom intervention.
- Special Education Adapted Curriculum: Learn how to design and implement programs for K-12 students with varying significant disabling conditions, and to work with children with severe disabilities in a classroom or inclusion setting.
** Pending approval from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, this degree will transition to a Bachelor of Science in Special Education in Fall 2019. The B.S. degree will require 120 credits total (a minimum of 30 credit hours must be earned from ODU). The curriculum includes core pedagogy, special education courses, field work, and a capstone student teaching experience. For more information, contact us with the short form on this page.
This program is intended for students in Virginia.