Virginia Commonwealth University

COVE Program

COVE – Certifying Online Virginia Educators


Fall 2014 Courses will run September 29-December 12, 2014 -- Registration is now Open through September 22, 2014!

The Application for new COVE students will be available July 1-September 5, 2014
The Application can be accessed by CLICKING HERE


Current Summer 2014 Courses end July 25, 2014


Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) has been awarded a state funded grant to offer graduate level online courses leading to a five-year renewable license with an endorsement in Special Education: General Curriculum. Eligible participants are special educators holding a valid conditional or provisional teaching license, and must be teaching students with high incidence disabilities in a school located in Region 1 of Virginia.

If you do not know which region your school district is in, please visit the Virginia Department of Education's website.


COVE Courses

Frequently Asked Questions

Registration Information


VCU School of Education Graduate M.Ed. Program

If you are interested in pursuing an M.Ed. degree, we encourage you to apply to the VCU Graduate School before the completion of your first two COVE courses. Only 6 credit hours taken through COVE prior to admission to the VCU Graduate School can be used toward an M.Ed. degree. If you entered COVE prior to Fall 2009 and wish to pursue an M.Ed. degree at this point, please contact the program to review options for counting courses you have already taken. Please contact Dr. LaRon Scott at scottla2@vcu.edu for information about the M.Ed. program.


CONTACT: Dr. LaRon Scott
Office: (804) 828-1332
Email: scottla2@vcu.edu