Special Education Cohort at Mary Baldwin University

In an effort to help address the shortage of qualified special education teachers throughout the Commonwealth, Mary Baldwin University is pleased to continue to offer a graduate program targeted at current teachers (endorsed in areas other than special education) who wish to add an additional endorsement in Special Education: General Curriculum K-12 to their current license, while completing a master's degree.

They will be launching an eighth online cohort for this program this spring with a deeply discounted tuition rate of $325 per credit hour.

The program is available to any licensed teacher in Virginia (with a collegiate or post-graduate professional license, but not a CTE or provisional license), and is designed to be completed in 15 months or less.

Longwood University Coursework

Four reasons you may want to consider enrolling in an online course through Longwood University’s College of Graduate and Professional Studies.

  • Affordable. Classes are just $99
  • Quick. Complete a class in just four weeks
  • Convenient. An online format means you take class on your schedule
  • Valuable. Topical and relevant classes earn 30 suggested recertification points

Some of our non-credit classes start as late as November. Check out our full fall schedule.

For questions about courses and enrollment, please reach out to us at or 434.395.2140.

Old Dominion University: Master's in Reading

  • Designed for licensed teachers
  • Three years of teaching experience in a classroom, with reading being a large part of the teaching responsibility


  • 100% online classes
  • No GRE/MAT required
  • Affordable tuition rates
  • 30-credit hour program (Estimated completion: 3-4 semesters)
  • Asynchronous and synchronous course formats
  • Supervised practicum (in your local school division)
  • Focus on linguistic and cultural diversity
  • K-12 Reading Specialist Endorsement available

Now enrolling teachers to begin spring 2020 with the potential for a 25% tuition discount. Applications are due by December 15!

Culturally Relevant Course

  • Common terms, examples in selected content areas, and information about managing the classroom and individual behaviors
  • Culturally relevant education
  • Free course module

Course Objectives

  • Understand differences and the evolution of terms describing education while taking culture into account.
  • Describe implications for student outcomes.
  • Explain the role of the teacher in providing culturally relevant education.
  • Explain the role of the school leader in supporting culturally relevant education.
  • Identify ways to provide culturally relevant education in specific content areas.
  • Examine school and classroom environments to include appropriate classroom and behavior management strategies.
  • Register here

Project SPEED - Supporting Provisional Exceptional Educator's Development through JMU

  • Online, graduate-level courses for special education teachers holding a provisional license
  • Completed in 5 semesters
  • Participants are then eligible for a state license with an endorsement in special education-general education
    • January 13 - May 7, 2020 - Online
  • EXED 504/450 - Individualized Reading Intervention (3 CR)
  • EXED 507/484 - Supporting Access to the General Education Curriculum (3 CR)
  • EXED 612/474 - Psychoeducational Assessment of Learning and Behavior Problems (3 CR)
  • EXED 615/407 - Transitions of Learners with Disabilities into New Environments and Functions (3 CR)
  • Find out more information or apply today

Free Ethics CEUs

Old Dominion University: Special Education Grant/Reduced Tuition Programs

Special Education: General Curriculum K-12 Endorsement

Old Dominion University and George Mason University offer grant funding/discounts for qualified school division personnel seeking endorsement in special education: general curriculum. Teachers with valid provisional special education: general curriculum licenses are eligible and other school personnel with bachelor’s degrees may be eligible. Tuition assistance is available for provisionally licensed teachers; others receive course discounts.

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Special Education: Adapted Curriculum K-12 Endorsement

Old Dominion University is pleased to join the Virginia Consortium for Teacher Preparation in Special Education Adapted Curriculum: Supporting Students with Severe Disabilities and Autism (ACSD Consortium). The ACSD Consortium is comprised of George Mason University; Norfolk State University; Radford University; James Madison University; Virginia Commonwealth University; and Old Dominion University. The program is designed to accelerate the training for teachers with newly-issued provisional licenses and to increase the number of fully endorsed teachers by providing training to new full-time pre-service personnel. ACSD Consortium courses will be delivered via distance formats using distance learning modalities. Tuition assistance is available.


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Visual Impairments Endorsement

The Virginia Consortium for Teacher Preparation in Vision Impairment serves individuals with bachelor’s degrees who wish to become teachers of the visually impaired. Applicants need not hold a current teaching license. Coursework is delivered via distance learning modalities. George Mason University, Norfolk State University, Radford University, and Old Dominion University are participating.

Tuition assistance is available.


Special Education: Adapted Curriculum K-12 Endorsement ADD-ON Program

Special educators holding a current license in special education: general curriculum K-12 may add the adapted curriculum endorsement by taking 5 classes and a field experience, if necessary. Tuition assistance available.

Classes are delivered through the ACSD Consortium at ODU.


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Graduate Level Courses for Recertification or Towards an Endorsement through University of Phoenix

  • 4 week long courses start in December
  • Variety of courses/topics available. Small sample below:
  • Use the tuition reduction code. Simply enter EDU10 in the coupon box when registering online.
  • See all courses available and learn more:

Online ESOL Praxis Test Preparation Seminar

  • WHEN: December 9, 2019 – January 10, 2020
  • WHO: K-12 Teachers seeking to add an ESOL endorsement to their Virginia teaching license
  • WHAT: 5 week online seminar will present research-based instructional strategies for the instruction of English Learners (ELs) to prepare teachers for working with ELs while providing preparation for the ESOL Praxis subject assessment exam
  • The cost of the ESOL Praxis Exam will not be covered by the VDOE, but participants can apply for TAP funds through Bedford County to cover the cost of the exam.

Additional Information:

  • Books to support the online seminar will be shipped to participants prior to the seminar.
  • Participants should expect to spend an average of 10 hours per week reviewing the content and completing the activities. Upon completion, a certificate reflecting 50 recertification points will be sent to the participant.
  • The expectation of this training is that divisions who have expressed a need for an additional endorsed ESL teacher, will build capacity by ensuring that those who attend the training, take the ESOL Praxis II upon completion.
  • The deadline to register is 12/5/19. There are 25 places available. To register, go to U of R Winter Online ESOL Praxis Preparation
  • For more information on the ESOL Praxis Test please see Superintendent's Memos 163-16