This JMU undergraduate program is designed to prepare reflective problem-solvers who are qualified for the immense complexity of their professional roles.

Our resilient, culturally responsive educators are advocates for children and youth with disabilities. Academic experiences in the major enable teacher candidates to become knowledgeable about the characteristics, diagnosis, instruction and remediation of needs of children with exceptionalities. Students completing the four-year licensure program are prepared to serve as special education teachers of all students with exceptionalities in kindergarten through 12th grade.

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The major is a part of Educational Foundations and Exceptionalities Department, an academic unit within the College of Education.

Teacher candidates explore the significance of lifelong learning and participation in professional activities and learning communities. Developing teachers learn about the importance of true collaboration and building supportive and engaging environments by creating respectful, reciprocal relationships. Candidates will complete Virginia licensing requirements for both adapted curriculum and general curriculum special education. You will learn how systems of supports are critical for individuals with exceptionalities and important factors in their lifelong success.

Special Education
  • Degrees Offered: 
    • B.S. in Special Education

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