Recommended Schedule of Coursework | ECE/Elem Authorization Special Education Endorsement

Earn a Bachelor’s degree and an Oregon Teaching license in Special Education in 4 years.

Semester One | Fall

Course Credits Comments
Core requirements with some electives    
PSY 150 Intro to Psychology 4 Sometimes in first year is best
EDUC 260 Foundations of Education   Could also be semester 2, 3, or 4
Total  12-15  

Semester Two | Spring

Winter Core requirements, focal studies, or electives 2-4
Course Credits Comments
ED 260 Foundations of Education 2 Could also be semester 3 or 4
Philosophical or social foundations course 4 could do both
PSY 150 Intro to Psychology 4 Sometimes in first year is best
MATH 22X Foundations of Arithmetic/Foundations of Geometry (both recommended for elementary teachers) 4 Courses alternate each spring
Core requirements with some electives    
Total 4-14  

Semester Three | Fall

Course Credits Comments
ED 308 Learning Communities I 2 Could be semester 5
Philosophical or social foundations course 4 Could do both
PSY Development Course 4 Semester 4 or 5 also
ED 260 Foundations of Education 2 Could also be semester 2 or 4
ED 370 School and Society 2 Semester 5 also
SPED 305 Exceptionalities 2  
Core requirements, focal studies, or electives    
Total 12-16  

Take ORELA. Apply for admission to the COE by the end of 2nd year. Interview semester 4 or semester 5 with passing test scores.

Semester Four | Spring

Winter Core requirements, focal studies, or electives 2-4
Course Credits Comments
PSY Development course 4 Semester 3 or 5 also
ED 260 Foundations of Education 2 Could be semester 1, 2, or 3
MATH 22X Foundations of Arithmetic/Foundations of Geometry (both recommended) 4 Courses alternate each spring
ED 361 Ed Psych 4 Could be semester 5
SPED 300 Foundations and Legal Aspects of Special Education 2  
Core requirements, focal studies, or electives 12-16  
Total 8-14  

Semester Five | Fall

Course Credits Comments
ED 361 Ed Psych 4 Could be semester 4
PSY Development course 4 Could be semester 3
ED 370 School and Society 2 Could be semester 3
ED 420 Language Acquisition in Children 2 Could be semester 7
ED 428 Teaching Reading through Child & Adolescent Literature 2 Could be semester 7
SPED 305 Exceptionalities 2  
ED 308 Learning Communities I 2 Could be semester 3
Core requirements, focal studies, or electives    
Total  6-18  

Must be admitted to College of Education by end of Fall term in order to take Spring classes. Admission includes fingerprint clearance.

Semester Six | Spring

Winter Core requirements, focal studies, or electives 2-4
Course Credits Comments
SPED 320 Assessment and Evaluation in Special Education: Academic 2  
SPED 330 Integrated Curriculum & Methods for Students with Disabilities: Academic 2  
SPED 332 Integrated Curriculum & Methods for Students with Disabilities: Language Arts 2  
ED 397 Field Experience 1 Co-requirement
ED 300 Intro to Early Childhood 4  
MATH 22X Foundations of Arithmetic/Foundations of Geometry (both recommended) 4 Courses alternate each spring
Core requirements, focal studies, or electives    
Total 13-17  

Semester Seven | Fall

Course Credits Comments
ED 436 Technology Across the Curriculum 2  
ED 309 Learning Communities: Diversity 2  
ED 397 Field Experience 1 Co-requirements
SPED 310 Classroom and Behavior Management for Special Educators 4  
SPED 325 Assessment & Evaluation in Special Education: Functional 2 Could be semester 5
SPED 335 Integrated Curriculum & Methods for Students with Disabilities: Functional 2 Could be semester 5
SPED 342 Assistive Technology 1 Could be semester 5
PSY Development Course 4 Last possibility
Core requirements, focal studies, or electives    
Total 10-18  

Take NES Special Education Content test and ORELA-Civil Rights test. Must pass before completion of student teaching.

Semester Eight | Spring

Winter Student teaching begins in January  
ED 411 Differentiation and Collaboration in the Inclusive Classroom 2
Course Credits Comments
SPED 475 Student Teaching 12  
EDUC 476 Learning Communities 2  
Total 14