If you’re ready to take on a new challenge as an educator, Virginia’s special education students need you. Averett University can help you prepare to earn your Special Education Endorsement with our 20-month Master of Education in Special Education.
This 20-month program for current teachers, offered online through our Graduate and Professional Studies program, teaches the instructional, assessment, and behavior management skills you need to help students with disabilities or special needs reach their full potential.
Throughout the course, you’ll take on field-based coaching sessions with skilled special education teachers. And, because Averett University understands what educators need, this program is offered in an accelerated format with course breaks that accommodate your busy schedule.
Graduates of this online Master of Education degree program should be equipped to assess special-needs students and apply appropriate instructional strategies to help them meet educational goals.
Course topics in this program include:
Child development and child psychology
Effective student assessment methods
Evaluating, designing, and implementing curriculum for students of varying abilities
Integrating teaching and technology for disabled students
Developing support teams for special-needs learners
Classroom and behavior management
You will also engage in critical analysis of current research in special education and pursue in-person coached field experiences at local schools.
The M.Ed. in Special Education for teachers seeking a Virginia Endorsement is presented in an accelerated, cohort-based format. This means that a group of students advance through each course in the program in six to ten-week blocks, allowing for intensive study of each concept.
Class sizes are small, ensuring that students have the opportunity to contribute to discussions and projects, and allowing for personal attention from the instructor.