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Special Education at Virginia Commonwealth University

Every special education school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We've pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the special ed program at Virginia Commonwealth University stacks up to those at other schools.

VCU is located in Richmond, Virginia and approximately 29,070 students attend the school each year.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Special Education section at the bottom of this page.

VCU Special Education Degrees Available

Online Classes Are Available at VCU

If you are a working student or have a busy schedule, you may want to consider taking online classes. While these classes used to be mostly populated by returning adults, more and more traditional students are turning to this option.

For those who are interested in distance learning, VCU does offer online courses in special ed for the following degree levels:

  • Master’s Degree

VCU Special Education Rankings

Note: Rankings don't always give a complete picture of a school's strengths and weaknesses, so it's a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.

Concentrations Within Special Education

If you plan to be a special ed major, you may want to focus your studies on one of the following concentrations. The table shows all degrees awarded in this field awarded for all degree levels at Virginia Commonwealth University. A concentration may not be available for your level.

Concentration Annual Degrees Awarded
General Special Education 29
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities 11

Careers That Special Ed Grads May Go Into

A degree in special ed can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for VA, the home state for Virginia Commonwealth University.

Occupation Jobs in VA Average Salary in VA
Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers 5,870 $66,790
Special Education Professors 4,110 $61,890
Middle School Special Education Teachers 3,150 $72,960
Special Education Teachers 2,220 $78,340
Interpreters and Translators 2,000 $70,770


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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