Special Education Post Baccalaureate Endorsement (Lic)

Program at a Glance

Degree: Licensure
Darden College of Education: Department of Communication Disorders and Special Education
Cost: Varies based on course level
Required: Credit hours determined by student's previous coursework
Learning Environment: Online synchronousAccess course material online from any location and participate in regularly scheduled online class meetings.

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This option is available for students pursuing endorsement in special education without a master’s degree, or for those who hold a provisional license in special education and seek to complete licensure requirements.

This licensure option meets Virginia Department of Education certification and endorsement requirements for any one or more of the following areas:

  • early childhood special education
  • special education: general curriculum (mild disabilities)
  • special education: adapted curriculum (severe disabilities)
  • visual impairment


There are both undergraduate and graduate level courses in this endorsement program. Details can be found on the department's web page.

Admission Information

Regular and provisional admittance requirements are detailed on the program's web page.

For more information on becoming a teacher, please contact Teacher Education Services and Advising at 757-683-6448 or http://education.odu.edu/tes/.

Learning Environment

To complete course work in this endorsement, you will be required to purchase a membership to LiveText, a web-based portfolio assessment system approved by the ODU Teacher Education Council.

Courses in this program are offered in this technology:

Online synchronous: Access course material online from any location and participate in live, regularly scheduled online class meetings.

Special Education Careers

This endorsement can benefit you in positions such as:

  • Special Education Teacher
  • Administrative Staff
  • Educational Therapist
  • Psycho-educational Diagnostician
  • Child Advocate
  • Child Study Team Member

Calculating Cost

This program includes both undergraduate and graduate level courses. The rate per credit hour is different for each level.

ODU Tuition Classification Undergraduate Graduate
Virginia residents (with Virginia domicile) $316 per credit hour $464 per credit hour
Students living outside of Virginia $345 per credit hour $501 per credit hour
Virginia residents without Virginia domicile $874 per credit hour $1160 per credit hour

Rates are effective Fall 2015 and subject to change. Please visit ODU's main Admission & Financial Aid web site for complete tuition details, including fees and deadlines.

For questions about domicile or “in-state” status as it applies to tuition rates, please click here.