Special Education: M.T. - Master of Teaching
Interested in working with students with disabilities in a general curriculum K-12 setting? Join UVA’s top-ranked part-time and online teacher education program.
At a Glance
M.T. - Master of Teaching
Initial licensure in Virginia with an endorsement in Special Education - General Curriculum K-12.
Best Suited To
- Paraprofessionals in general curriculum special education classrooms who want to earn their professional teaching licenses
- Teachers in general curriculum special education classrooms with a provisional license who need to convert to a professional license and want to earn a master's degree while doing so
- Recent college graduates who have determined that working in a special education setting is the right career move
- Part Time
Spring entry: November 1
- February 1 (priority deadline)
- May 1 (final deadline)
- March 1 (priority deadline)
- July 1 (final deadline)
About This Program
Our programs reflect the depth of our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as we work together with our students toward actualizing a more just society. By drawing upon the expertise of experienced educators and community partners, we prepare teacher candidates to honor and grow the assets and resources that students bring to classrooms and schools. We lead with integrity, committed to student, family, and community success and well-being. We are equity-oriented teacher educators, collaborators, and innovators.
- This program is ideal for working professionals seeking a flexible licensure program. All coursework is in an online, asynchronous format.
- Candidates typically take 1-2 courses per semester but will work with an advisor to develop an individual plan of study to meet their needs.
- The Teacher Education office will work with candidates to identify school placement experiences that fit their needs. Candidates who are already working in schools may be able to meet the program requirements in their place of employment.
- In accordance with the Virginia regulations, candidates may have the option to substitute one year of teaching on a provisional license in lieu of student teaching.
- The general curriculum endorsement is appropriate for teachers who will work with students with mild to moderate disabilities. It differs from the Special Education - Adapted Curriculum endorsement, which the School of Education and Human Development does not offer.
- The M.T. program is an initial licensure program. Teachers who already hold a professional license and wish to add a Special Education endorsement can do so through one of our other offerings:
- Non-Degree Special Education Course Series
- Special Education General Curriculum Certificate
- M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction with an area of emphasis in Special Education
Students interested in Applied Behavior Analysis may be interested in the ABA certificate. This certificate includes a verified course sequence approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB). Completing the certificate fulfills the coursework requirement needed to sit for either the BCBA (master’s degree required) or BCaBA examination.