Admissions Requirements

Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Early Childhood Special Education

Special Education: General Curriculum K-12

  • Complete an application to the College of Graduate and Professional Studies.
  • Submit your current resume.
  • Have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75.
  • Submit official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate coursework.
  • Submit references from 3 individuals who can address your history of successful teaching experiences with students with or without special needs and your potential for academic and professional success in the field of special education.
  • Submit a copy of your current teaching license, if appropriate.
  • Submit an essay (typed, double-spaced, 2 pages) that addresses 1) the special education concentration you are considering and what past experiences and interests influenced your decision to apply for this program, and 2) your short- and long-term goals and career aspirations as they relate to this program.

Applications are accepted on a rolling admission basis, but applications must be received Nov. 1, April 1 and July 1 for the following term. 

Special Education: Adapted Curriculum K-12

Visual Impairment

All individuals who wish to take one or more courses in visual impairment must apply to both the VI Consortium and the College of Graduate Studies and Research. Please begin the application process as soon as possible. It often takes at least 4-6 weeks for the process and you must be accepted and have an ID number before you can be registered for classes.

Dr. Liz Altieri, Graduate Advisor and Grant Coordinator for Adapted Curriculum and Visual Impairment
Special Education Program Area
School of Teacher Education and Leadership
(540) 831-5590