About this Program

The Bachelor of Science in Special Education with a concentration in Adapted Curriculum, K-12 program 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. 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.

Program Highlights

  • #1 Critical Teacher Endorsement Shortage Area in VA
  • The Virginia Collegiate Professional teaching license that students earn though the BS in Special Education at ODU has reciprocity in 49 states.
  • Program assists students in meeting the competency requirements for a Virginia Collegiate Professional teaching license in Special Education with endorsement in Adapted Curriculum K-12
  • Classroom instruction is supplemented with several early field experiences in a variety of settings.
Degree Level
Degree Earned
Bachelor of Science
Adapted Curriculum, K-12
Delivery Modes


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What are the requirements to apply for Special Education, Adapted Curriculum K-12 at ODU?
Students entering the Bachelor of Science program in Special Education, Adapted Curriculum K-12 should meet the minimum university admission requirements Undergraduate Admission.

In addition to meeting minimum 2.75 GPA and the PRAXIS Core requirement (or equivalents) in order to be admitted into the undergraduate teacher preparation program, students must also complete the Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment (VCLA), Reading for Virginia Educators Assessment (RVE), Special Education Exit Exam, a background clearance check, child abuse training, dyslexia awareness training, and be certified in First Aid/CPR prior to teacher candidate internship (i.e. student teaching).


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Estimated rates for the 2023-24 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Active Duty Military Rate
Cost Per-Credit $250
Virginia Resident
Cost Per-Credit $393
Technology Delivered Courses
Cost Per-Credit $407
Cost Per-Credit $1,073

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