Special Education Endorsement Program

   Individuals who hold a current teaching license and wish to add a Special Education endorsement with Early Childhood/Elementary and/or Middle School/High School authorizations may enter this 17-month program of coursework and practicum experiences. The program is designed for the following: those with a bachelor's or master's degree in teaching who want to obtain their Continuing Teaching License, teachers on a restricted transitional license who are the teacher of record in a special education classroom, and general educators who would like to become special educators. Candidates will complete one work sample. Those candidates seeking a master's degree will complete requirements for the Master of Arts in Teaching or Master of Education degree. Candidates must pass the appropriate test required for licensure.

   Requirements include Woodcock Johnson III workshop and one work sample, with an emphasis on specially designed instruction in accordance with TSPC regulations. In addition to completing coursework, candidates must pass the following tests:

   Please note that the ORELA is not required for licensure. However, the ORELA is required in order to be considered highly qualified.
   *The testing requirement changed on September 1, 2008.

Curriculum

Section Special Education Endorsement Requirements Credit Hrs
SPED-500 Foundations of Special Education
2
SPED-505 Exceptionalities
2
SPED-530 Integrated Curriculum and Methods for Students with Disabilities: Academic
3
SPED-535 Integrated Curriculum and Methods for Students with Disabilities: Functional
3
SPED-510 Behavior Management for Special Educators
3
SPED-516 Classroom Management for Special Educators
1
SPED-520 Assessment and Evaluation in Special Education
3
SPED-540 Technology in Special Education
2
SPED-575 Practicum / Student Teaching
3
SPED-576 Seminar
2
SPED-536 Transition - MS/HS only
1
  Additional Requirements for Master's Degree  
EDUC-660 Advanced Teaching & Learning
2
EDUC-601 Teachers as Consumers of Research
2
  Electives (See University Catalog)
2

For More Information

Contact Person: Diana Watkins, Associate Director of Graduate & Professional Admissions
Email: teach@pacificu.edu
Phone: 503-352-1435 or 877-722-8648 ext. 1435