The Special Education Endorsement Program, available online through the Eugene and Forest Grove campuses, allows individuals who hold a current teaching license to add a cross-categorical special education endorsement which, in addition to your Oregon teaching license, will allow you to work with students from early childhood to high school and beyond.
Because this license is cross-categorical you’ll be trained to work with students with disabilities that range from mild to profound and of any type.
The program entails 18 months of coursework and practicum experiences, but we will work with you to allow you to complete these experiences either as a traditional student teacher alongside a mentor or as a full-time teacher in your own classroom on a restricted license. Candidates also may work toward a master of arts in teaching (MAT) or master of education (MEd) degree concurrently.
Candidates must pass a locally-scored Educational Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA) and the NES Special Education test for licensure.