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October 10, 2017

Special Education

This week’s Graduate Program Spotlight is on the Special Education program!

This program offers four different tracks for educators in various points in their career.

The first track is for students who earned a BS in Special Education and continued into the fifth year to earn their Master’s. These students will earn their teaching license at the end of the fifth year. The second track is for students who earned a BS in elementary or secondary education and have a teaching license. These students will be eligible for the Special Education teaching license at the end of their fifth year.

The third track is for students who earned a BS in another field, and do not have a teaching license. This is a two-year program. The fourth track is for current educators who wish to earn their Special Education General Curriculum professional endorsement. This is a one-year, program.

All four tracks prepare students to teach Special Education K – 12 and work with students with mild to moderate disabilities

Longwood’s Special Education program also offers student’s the ability to earn their Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Graduate Certificate. This program is open to students with degrees in Special Education, Speech-Language Pathology, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Psychology, and Social Work. The coursework covers daily life function, vocational training, family life, and academic learning of individuals with ASD.

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