Admissions Requirements

Special Education: General Curriculum K-12

  • To obtain a VDOE collegiate professional license in Special Education, General Curriculum K-12, an additional 12 semester hours of internship experiences are required. However, students who complete one year of successful, co-supervised full-time teaching experience in this endorsement area in a public school or accredited nonpublic school during their graduate program may be given the opportunity to have this experience accepted in lieu of the supervised teaching internship. 
  • https://www.radford.edu/content/grad/home/academics/graduate-programs/education/special-education/early-special-education.html
  • To obtain Virginia Department of Education licensure in early childhood special education, birth to five, an additional 6-12 semester hours of internship experiences are required. However, students who complete one year of successful, co-supervised full-time teaching experience in this endorsement area in a public school or accredited nonpublic school during their graduate program may be given the opportunity to have this experience accepted in lieu of the supervised teaching internship. 

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

Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Early Childhood Special Education

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
ealtieri@radford.edu