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Special Education-BS

Bachelor of Science
Old Dominion University

The Bachelor of Science in Special Education has two concentration options: Adapted Curriculum (K-12) and General Curriculum (K-12). Students with a concentration in Adapted Curriculum K-12, is designed to prepare professionals to develop and implement appropriate educational programs for students with moderate - severe disabilities (i.e., low-incidence disabilities), who are accessing the adapted curriculum. The course work focuses on the improvement of the quality and scope of educational and related services available to individuals with disabilities. Students with a concentration in General Curriculum K-12, will experience a program which is designed to prepare professionals to develop and implement appropriate educational programs for students with mild disabilities (i.e., high-incidence disabilities), who are accessing the general education curriculum. Both concentration course work focuses on the improvement of the quality and scope of educational and related services available to individuals with disabilities. Teacher candidates are prepared to work effectively with children and adolescents who require special education services in both public and private facilities. The program serves as a catalyst to promote awareness, understanding, and acceptance of individuals with disabilities.


Overview
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Delivery Mode
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Delivery Mode
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Delivery Mode
Hybrid
Related Workforce Credentials
With a completed transferrable Associate Degree from VCCS, students may enter ODU as a junior with lower division educat...see moreWith a completed transferrable Associate Degree from VCCS, students may enter ODU as a junior with lower division education requirements considered met as indicated in the pathway map.

Program Credit Requirements
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Applicable Admissions Agreements
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Institution Name Type Title
Wytheville Community College Agreement Transfer Agreement with Guaranteed Admission Between Old Dominion University and The Virginia Community College System
Virginia Western Community College Agreement Transfer Agreement with Guaranteed Admission Between Old Dominion University and The Virginia Community College System
Virginia Highlands Community College Agreement Transfer Agreement with Guaranteed Admission Between Old Dominion University and The Virginia Community College System
Tidewater Community College Agreement Transfer Agreement with Guaranteed Admission Between Old Dominion University and The Virginia Community College System
Thomas Nelson Community College Agreement Transfer Agreement with Guaranteed Admission Between Old Dominion University and The Virginia Community College System
Southwest Virginia Community College Agreement Transfer Agreement with Guaranteed Admission Between Old Dominion University and The Virginia Community College System
Southside Virginia Community College Agreement Transfer Agreement with Guaranteed Admission Between Old Dominion University and The Virginia Community College System
Rappahannock Community College Agreement Transfer Agreement with Guaranteed Admission Between Old Dominion University and The Virginia Community College System
Piedmont Virginia Community College Agreement Transfer Agreement with Guaranteed Admission Between Old Dominion University and The Virginia Community College System
Paul D. Camp Community College Agreement Transfer Agreement with Guaranteed Admission Between Old Dominion University and The Virginia Community College System
Patrick & Henry Community College Agreement Transfer Agreement with Guaranteed Admission Between Old Dominion University and The Virginia Community College System
Northern Virginia Community College Agreement Transfer Agreement with Guaranteed Admission Between Old Dominion University and The Virginia Community College System
New River Community College Agreement Transfer Agreement with Guaranteed Admission Between Old Dominion University and The Virginia Community College System
Mountain Empire Community College Agreement Transfer Agreement with Guaranteed Admission Between Old Dominion University and The Virginia Community College System
Lord Fairfax Community College Agreement Transfer Agreement with Guaranteed Admission Between Old Dominion University and The Virginia Community College System
John Tyler Community College Agreement Transfer Agreement with Guaranteed Admission Between Old Dominion University and The Virginia Community College System
J Sargeant Reynolds Community College Agreement Transfer Agreement with Guaranteed Admission Between Old Dominion University and The Virginia Community College System
Germanna Community College Agreement Transfer Agreement with Guaranteed Admission Between Old Dominion University and The Virginia Community College System
Eastern Shore Community College Agreement Transfer Agreement with Guaranteed Admission Between Old Dominion University and The Virginia Community College System
Danville Community College Agreement Transfer Agreement with Guaranteed Admission Between Old Dominion University and The Virginia Community College System
Dabney S. Lancaster Community College Agreement Transfer Agreement with Guaranteed Admission Between Old Dominion University and The Virginia Community College System
Central Virginia Community College Agreement Transfer Agreement with Guaranteed Admission Between Old Dominion University and The Virginia Community College System
Blue Ridge Community College Agreement Transfer Agreement with Guaranteed Admission Between Old Dominion University and The Virginia Community College System

You can view the full text of these Agreements in the Resource Center

Key Program Guidance
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Number of Transfer Students
1923.0
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Percent of Transfer Students
78%
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Transfer Guidance Element What You Need to Know
Transfer Student Catalog Year http://catalog.odu.edu/undergraduate/
What is The Impact of Work I Have Already Completed?
Associate Transfer Degree Completion Students who have received an A.A., A.S., or A.A.&S. from Richard Bland College or the Virginia Community College System (including the A.A.&S. degree in general studies) have met all lower-division General Education requirements except those specified as major or college requirements and requirements for completion of the Undergraduate Writing Program.

With a completed transferrable Associate Degree from VCCS, students may enter ODU as a junior with lower division education requirements considered met as indicated in the pathway map. Even if the Associate Degree was completed concurrently while completing their high school requirements.
Dual Enrollment - Completion of Associate Degree Concurrent with HS
Credit for Prior Learning The Office of Prior Learning exists to aid ODU students in translating their professional work knowledge into academic credit. Through the use of various mechanisms, we are able to offer students the opportunity to have their prior learning assessed and applied for academic credit. This path may save the students both time and money as they work toward their degree. Your information will be passed to academic divisions and then evaluateed to determine whether your prior training, an exam or a portfolio will best demonstrate your knowledge and whether that knowledge is applicable toward a particular course or courses in your degree program. Students may "challenge" a course by demonstrating their knowledge of that course, and may receive credit.
Is This Degree Right For Me?
Is This College Right For Me? With transfer pathways to all majors with transferable associate degrees, plus 200+ guided pathways specific for applied associate degrees, Old Dominion University is the most transfer-friendly university in Virginia.
What Should I Consider When Selecting Courses

  • Create a schedule for all required courses, pay attention to prerequisites and when courses are offered, complete your first math and English courses in your first year
  • Connect with an advisor at your community college and Old Dominion University within your first year via College Connect
Applying for Guaranteed Admissions Guaranteed Admission (GAA) Submit a Letter of Intent to Transfer. Apply to ODU after completing 15 credit hours at a VCCS institution with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Apply to ODU for the term following the expected completion term of your associate degree. Follow application processes and deadline dates for special programs, i.e. nursing. https://www.odu.edu/transfer/guaranteed-admission
Did You Know That...
  • Completing your Associate transfer degree post-high school satisfies all lower division general education requirements and increases the chance of completing your bachelor's degree?
  • Exceeding 3 years or 90 credits at your community college means you may have exhausted your financial aid at that college and have limited your future financial aid at: Old Dominion University
Transfer Statistics
Number of Transfer Students 1923
Percent of Accepted Transfer Students 78%
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Where Can This Degree Transfer
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This Section displays degrees most closely related to this program and to which you may be able to transfer. Please check with the individual institutions for detailed advice.
Institution Title Degree Award Name Award Level
Virginia Highlands Community CollegeAssociate in Arts & Sciences Degree in Theatre ArtsAssociateAssociate of Arts and Sciences2-Year
James Madison UniversityBachelor of Science, Major in Special EducationBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
J Sargeant Reynolds Community CollegeAssociate of Science in Social Sciences - Teacher Preparation SpecializationAssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
Wytheville Community CollegeAssociate of Arts & Sciences in EducationAssociateAssociate of Arts & Sciences2-Year
New River Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering TechnologyAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Paul D. Camp Community CollegeAssociate of Arts & Sciences in Education AssociateAssociate of Arts and Sciences2-Year
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityBachelor of Science in Education in Special Education and TeachingBachelorBachelor of Science in Education4-Year
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityBachelor of Science in Education in Special Education and Teaching with concentration in Early ChildhoodBachelorBachelor of Science in Education4-Year
Germanna Community CollegeAssociate in Arts & Sciences Degree in EducationAssociateAssociate of Arts and Sciences2-Year
Careers Where This Degree Applies
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O*Net Code Name Description Parent
25-2059.01Adapted Physical Education SpecialistsProvide individualized physical education instruction or services to children, youth, or adults with exceptional physical needs due to gross motor developmental delays or other impairments.Educational Instruction and Library Occupations
25-2059.00Special Education Teachers, All OtherAll special education teachers not listed separately.Educational Instruction and Library Occupations
25-2056.00Special Education Teachers, Elementary SchoolTeach academic, social, and life skills to elementary school students with learning, emotional, or physical disabilities. Includes teachers who specialize and work with students who are blind or have visual impairments; students who are deaf or have hearing impairments; and students with intellectual disabilities.Educational Instruction and Library Occupations
25-2055.00Special Education Teachers, KindergartenTeach academic, social, and life skills to kindergarten students with learning, emotional, or physical disabilities. Includes teachers who specialize and work with students who are blind or have visual impairments; students who are deaf or have hearing impairments; and students with intellectual disabilities.Educational Instruction and Library Occupations
25-2057.00Special Education Teachers, Middle SchoolTeach academic, social, and life skills to middle school students with learning, emotional, or physical disabilities. Includes teachers who specialize and work with students who are blind or have visual impairments; students who are deaf or have hearing impairments; and students with intellectual disabilities.Educational Instruction and Library Occupations
25-2051.00Special Education Teachers, PreschoolTeach academic, social, and life skills to preschool-aged students with learning, emotional, or physical disabilities. Includes teachers who specialize and work with students who are blind or have visual impairments; students who are deaf or have hearing impairments; and students with intellectual disabilities.Educational Instruction and Library Occupations
25-2058.00Special Education Teachers, Secondary SchoolTeach academic, social, and life skills to secondary school students with learning, emotional, or physical disabilities. Includes teachers who specialize and work with students who are blind or have visual impairments; students who are deaf or have hearing impairments; and students with intellectual disabilities.Educational Instruction and Library Occupations
25-9043.00Teaching Assistants, Special EducationAssist a preschool, elementary, middle, or secondary school teacher to provide academic, social, or life skills to students who have learning, emotional, or physical disabilities. Serve in a position for which a teacher has primary responsibility for the design and implementation of educational programs and services.Educational Instruction and Library Occupations