James Madison University's Exceptional Education Department is committed to the preparation of educators and others who teach and serve individuals with exceptionalities, and their families in a diverse society.
We recognize and support the professional development of our students as a life-long endeavor and our programs are designed to develop and enhance each student's personal and professional growth as an effective, reflective and resilient educator.
If Exceptional Education is something that you are interested in but you're not sure which program would work best for you, then check out the many options that EXED offers for different types of prospective students.
Our Special Education Programs offer coursework options at the Graduate and Undergraduate levels for individuals interested in purshing licensure in either Early Childhood SPED (0-5 yrs) or K-12, students with disabilities accessing the general curriculum.
In addition to our licensure programs, options exist for persons interested in learning more about individuals with disabilities and their educational needs.
The EXED Department also offers Undergraduate level coursework to students interested in working with individuals with disabilities but who are not seeking teacher licensure.
Exceptional Education Minor
The Exceptional Education Department offers an 18-credit hour undergraduate minor. The undergraduate minor is designed for students who wish to acquire professional knowledge related to working with individuals with disabilities but who do not want to pursue teacher licensure in special education.
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