Career & Technical Education (CTE) – Transition & Special Needs - Add-On Endorsement - Graduate Certificate

Career & Technical Education (CTE) – Transition & Special Needs - Add-On Endorsement - Graduate Certificate

Important: This certificate plan is effective for those starting in the fall 2020 through summer 2021. This certificate plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change certificates.

Upon completion of this program, candidates who hold an active license with a teaching endorsement or endorsements issued by the Virginia Board of Education will be eligible for an Add-On Endorsement in Career & Technical Education – Transition & Special Needs. 

Core Courses
EDSP 521Foundations of Exceptionality3
EDSP 522Special Education and Disability Law3
EDSP 525Transition and Assessment for Exceptional Learners 1,23
EDSP 529Employment, Community, and Independent Living3
Total Hours12
Field Experience Course
EDSP 688Initial Licensure Practicum in Special Education II 1,20
Total Hours0


  • Candidates will complete a successful, supervised occupational experience, three semester hours, or one year of full-time or the equivalent of relevant occupational experience within the past five years.
  • Students who want to apply certificate courses to a graduate degree program will have to abide by the GPA and grade requirements of that degree.
  • No course substitutions allowed in the certificate

Completion Requirements

  • 12 total hours
  • All courses must be completed through Liberty University
  • 2.0 GPA
  • No grade of D may be applied to the degree (includes grades of D+ & D-)
  • Certificate must be completed within 3 years
  • Submission of Certificate Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student’s anticipated graduation date

Program Offered in Online Format

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