MSEd: Special Education
Master of Science in Education: Special Education
The Division of Teacher Education’s MSEd Special Education program offers two options for you to excel in this profession. Both options are hybrid, two year programs requiring a previous bachelor’s degree and you can enter in Fall term. They require a minimum of 45 credits (see sample program plans below) and a professional portfolio to complete. Once you have chosen the best option for you, please navigate with your advisor through the determination of what endorsements, authorizations, and/or licensing requirements you will obtain once you complete your program.
M.S.Ed. Special Education: K-12
Our Special Educator initial licensure, endorsement program is designed for individuals wanting to become Pre-K to 12th grade teachers who can work with students who have mild to severe disabilities. Candidates who successfully complete this program are eligible for an initial Oregon teacher license with a special education endorsement.
The Oregon TSPC (Teacher Standards and Practices Commission) requires teachers in this field to be authorized to teach at one of two age-level authorizations: (1) early childhood/elementary or (2) middle school/high school. All endorsement course work taken at the 500 level can be included in the M.S. in Education: Special Education degree.
- The Special Educator I program is designed for teachers who hold or are eligible to hold a valid initial teaching license. Six terms of full-time training are required to complete the program.
- The Special Educator II program is designed for students who do not hold a teaching license. Six terms of full-time training are required to complete this program.
Sample Degree Plans:
- Special Educator I Endorsement plus Master’s Degree
- Special Educator II Initial Certification with Master’s Degree
Find out more about Graduate Program entry by visiting the Graduate Office’s Special Educator Webpage.
If you haven’t found what you’re looking for, please contact our pre-entry advisor, Jennifer Keen / email@example.com / 503-838-8471.