Learn more today to impact tomorrow
Continue your learning journey with the VCU School of Education as a non-degree student.
The VCU School of Education supports life-long learners from all backgrounds, whether you are interested in a class for professional development or you want to take a course before applying to our graduate master’s or doctoral programs.
Step 1: Complete the non-degree seeking admissions application
Step 2: Review the schedule of classes to identify the section and time that works for your schedule
Step 3: Register for your class through your new VCU eservices account
Step 4: Enjoy your class and contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about applying to a future graduate program**
**Note: There are limits on how many non-degree courses can be transferred to a future graduate program. Please contact email@example.com with questions.
Per the Senior Citizens Higher Education Act*, Virginia citizens 60 years of age or older may take courses without paying tuition or required fees**.
Enroll in our spring 2019 online and in-person courses today! To apply for non-degree status to enroll in future courses follow these easy steps:
- Step 1: Complete the non-degree seeking admissions application
- Step 2: Choose your class from some of the School of Education sections (note: courses 500 level and above require a bachelor's degree)
- Step 3: Complete the Senior Citizens Tuition Waiver form, and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Step 4: Enjoy your class!
For full details about the senior citizens tuition waiver program to determine if you would like to take courses for credit or audit (income thresholds apply): https://tinyurl.com/VCUSeniorCitizens
*Section §23-38.56 of the Code of Virginia.
**Additional course materials including textbooks and other course fees are student’s responsibility.
***Note: There are limits on how many non-degree courses can be transferred to a future graduate program. Please contact email@example.com with questions.
Learn from Anywhere - Online Courses
- TEDU 552 - Teaching English as a Second Language
- TEDU 662 - Foundations of Online Teaching
- SEDP 630 - Trends in Special Education (foundation course for provisional license for special education license in VA)
- EDUS 660 - Research Methods (online - prerequisite for Ph.D. program)
Visit us at VCU - In-person Courses
- TEDU 510 - K-12 in Instructional Technology (2 credits)
- SEDP 330 - Survey in Special Education (undergraduate)
- ECSE 500 - Language/Communication Intervention for Young Children with Disabilities (Wednesdays; hybrid)
- ECSE 641 - Interdisciplinary Methods in Early Intervention (Tuesdays; hybrid)
- ECSE 602 - Instructional Programming for Infants and Young Children with Disabilities (hybrid)
- ECSE 601 - Assessment of Infants and Young Children with Disabilities (Mondays; hybrid)
- ADLT 612 - Learning in Groups and Teams
- ADLT 625 - Change Strategies
We are excited to support our newly provisionally licensed educators in Virginia!
For teachers who may not be able to commit to the full VCU Master of Teaching (M.T.) initial licensure program that builds in the Virginia state teaching licensure requirements, we want to give you and your Human Resource licensure specialist at your sponsoring school information information on the courses you need for your specific situation.
Since the requirements vary greatly by teaching licensure type and the individual backgrounds of the provisional licensed teacher*, your licensure sponsoring school will be a critical approval partner for you to ensure you take courses that support your future license.
- Classroom and Behavior Management
- Curriculum and Instructional Procedures
- Foundations of Education
- Human Growth and Development
- Reading in the Content Areas: Education
Please review our VCU Teaching course bulletin list of courses to identify the course that fits your school’s needs
SEDP 630 - Trends in Special Education is the required course for provisional licensure in special education (general curriculum) in Virginia school divisions.
Once a regular renewable license is obtained, individuals can add certain additional endorsements based on one of two options:
- Content Coursework (see VCU certificates or non-degree class options)
- Praxis II Testing
Learn more about adding endorsements on the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) website.
*Note: Please reference updated requirements and regulations on the VDOE website.
If you want to apply your service leaderships and training skills to educational roles, we are here to help.
VCU Military Student Services helps veterans, active service members, spouses and dependents who receive military benefits, successfully transition to VCU.
Troops to Teachers (TTT) Virginia Center helps military service members and veterans who want to become teachers. TTT can assist with finding a job in Virginia, connecting with other service members and teachers, and taking advantage of possible financial incentives. All of our services are offered at no cost to our participants.