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General Special Education at Virginia Commonwealth University

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General Special Education at Virginia Commonwealth University

If you are interested in studying general special education, you may want to check out the program at Virginia Commonwealth University. The following information will help you decide if it is a good fit for you.

VCU is located in Richmond, Virginia and has a total student population of 29,070.

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

VCU General 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 teaching students with disabilities for the following degree levels:

  • Master’s Degree

VCU General 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.

Careers That Teaching Students with Disabilities Grads May Go Into

A degree in teaching students with disabilities 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
Special Education Preschool Teachers 600 $66,470


*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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