The Department of Early Childhood and Special Education offers the 5th Year M.Ed. program for individuals who have completed the Undergraduate B.S.Ed. program of the same name.

M.Ed. in Special Education General Curriculum/Early Childhood - 5th Year Program

Students who have completed the VSU B.S.Ed. program of the same name should apply to the M.Ed. 5th Year program to complete the remainder of their program. Completion of this final year results in a Master of Education degree and recommendation for initial certification at the T-5 level. Admission to the 5th Year Program is contingent upon completion of B.S.Ed, requirements for graduation, meeting admission requirements for the 5th Year Program, and Admission to Teacher Education by the College of Education

Dismissal Policy: Earning grades below “B” in graduate courses will result in the following consequences: Students admitted Fall 2011 and thereafter will be dismissed from the Graduate School if they accumulate three or more academic deficiency points unless otherwise indicated by individual program policy. A grade of “C” (although it may be credited toward a degree) equals one deficiency point. A grade of “D,” “WF” or “F,” or “U” (none of which will be credited toward a degree) equals two deficiency points. Candidates admitted PRIOR to Fall 2011 and receiving two grades below “C” (“D”, “F”, “WF”,“U”) will be dismissed from the program. One grade below a "C" results in a warning.