Master of Arts in Teaching Special Education Program

In collaboration with local school districts, the College of Education offers an intensive teacher education program for those seeking initial licensure in special education with authorizations at either the early childhood/elementary levels or the middle school/high school levels. The Special Education Program is offered at the Eugene and Forest Grove campuses.

Students will complete all the requirements of the special educator program and participate in a capstone student teaching experience for 12-18 weeks. Upon completion of the program, students will receive the Master of Arts in Teaching degree and be eligible for SPED licensure. The program design is customized for students who continue to work as paraeducators during the program, for those on restricted licenses, or for those without extensive work experience in a special education setting.

If you would like to receive more information on the program and the application process, email teach@pacificu.edu.

Curriculum

Section Early Childhood and Elementary Authorizations Credit Hrs
SPED-500 Foundations of Special Education
2
SPED-505 Exceptionalities
2
SPED-510 Behavior Management for Special Educators
3
SPED-517 Case Management for Special Educators
1
SPED-518 Collaboration in Schools
1
SPED-520 Assessment and Evaluation in Special Education
3
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-541 Technology for Teacher Productivity
1
SPED-542 Assistive Technology
1
SPED-550 Practicum - Special Education
1-6
SPED-575 Student Teaching
2-15
SPED-576 Seminar (2 sessions required)
1
EDUC-501 Foundations of General Education
2
EDUC-561 Foundations of Human Development & Psychology
2
EDUC-600 Learning Communities (3 sessions required)
1
EDUC-602 Teacher as Researcher I
1
EDUC-603 Teacher as Researcher II
1
EDUC-620 Language Acquisition in Children
2
  Middle School and High School Authorizations  
SPED-500 Foundations of Special Education
2
SPED-505 Exceptionalities
2
SPED-510 Behavior Management for Special Educators
3
SPED-517 Case Management for Special Educators
1
SPED-518 Collaboration in Schools
1
SPED-520 Assessment and Evaluation in Special Education
3
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-536 Transition
1
SPED-541 Technology for Teacher Productivity
1
SPED-542 Assistive Technology
1
SPED-550 Practicum - Special Education
1-6
SPED-575 Student Teaching
2-15
SPED-576 Seminar (2 sessions required)
1
EDUC-501 Foundations of General Education
2
EDUC-561 Foundations of Human Development & Psychology
2
EDUC-600 Learning Communities (3 sessions required)
1
EDUC-602 Teacher as Researcher I
1
EDUC-603 Teacher as Researcher II
1
EDUC-620 Language Acquisition in Children
2
 
Total Credits for ECE/Elem
43-47
 
Total Credits for MS/HS
44-48

Continuation in the Program

Requirements for Program Completion

Admissions Information

Application Requirements
Testing Information
Graduate Online Application

More Information

Fast Facts
Program Handbook (Forest Grove) - information subject to change

Contact

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

Christine Macfarlane, Special Education Program Director
Email: macfarlane@pacificu.edu
Phone: 503-352-1440