- Ed.D. in administrator leadership for teaching and learning — special education, Walden University
- M.Ed. in special education, Virginia Commonwealth University
- B.S. in criminal justice, Radford University
Online education, transition education, special education personnel preparation and special education program improvement
- Received the VCU School of Education’s Award for Distinguished Teaching in 2014
- Earned the Division on Career Development and Transition’s Iva Dean Cook Teacher of the Year Award, given to educators who demonstrate outstanding commitment and service to the career education and transition of students with disabilities
- Awarded more than $100,000 in grant funding from the Virginia Department of Education for his Transforming COVE Through a Universal Design for Learning Model of Instruction project
- Scott, L.A. (2014). Making preservice teachers better: Examining the impact of a practicum placement in a preservice teacher preparation program. Educational Research and Reviews, 9(10), 294-301.
- Best, K., Scott, L.A., & Thoma, C.A. (2014). Starting with the end in mind: Inclusive education designed to prepare students for adult life. In E. Brown, R.G Craven, & G. McLean (Eds.). International Advances in Education: Global Initiatives for Equity and Social Justice: Vol. 9, Inclusive education for students with intellectual disabilities. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Press.
- Dawson, H., & Scott, L. (2013). Teaching students with disabilities efficacy scale: Development and validation. Inclusion, 1 (3), 181-196.
An assistant professor with the School of Education, Dr. LaRon Scott teaches graduate courses (both online and face-to-face) in teaching methods, collaboration and universal design for learning. He brings experience of effective online teaching strategies to the school, having completed the Preparing to Teach Online course through the Center for Teaching Excellence at VCU in 2012.
Scott also currently serves as the director of the M.Ed. in special education’s general education track, managing the recruitment, improvement, and support of candidates. He also serves as the director of the state-funded COVE program, an online, graduate-level program that leads to a five-year renewable license with an endorsement in special education general curriculum.
Scott has authored books and manuscripts on improving personnel preparation, personnel preparation programs, universal design for learning and universal design for transition planning for students with disabilities. He has also served as a committee member of the elections board for the Council for Exceptional Children.