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2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Special Educator I Endorsement

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Special Educator I Endorsement with (MS.Ed.) Option

The Special Educator I endorsement program is designed for teachers who hold or are eligible to hold a valid initial teaching license.


To prepare teachers to work with students with mild, moderate, and/or severe disabilities. Candidates who successfully complete this program fulfill the requirements of the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) and are eligible for initial teacher licensure or the addition of a special education endorsement in Oregon.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Effectively teach students who have a wide range of cognitive, physical, emotional and learning disabilities.
  2. Understand current, credible research findings on disability, instruction, assessment and behavior management.
  3. Provide enriched learning opportunities for students with disabilities in self-contained classrooms, resource rooms or general education classrooms.

The special educator program prepares teachers to work with students with mild, moderate and/or severe disabilities. The Oregon TSPC requires each candidate to be authorized to teach at one of three age-level preparations: (1) early childhood/elementary (2) middle school/high school, (3) K-12. Four to six quarters of full-time training are required to complete the program.

Preparation Level

Complete one of the following levels of preparation:

K-12 (Early Childhood/Elementary and Middle/High School) Preparation

Minimum 15 credits

Total Credits

  • Endorsement Only: 39 credits
  • Endorsement with a Masters of Science in Education: 48 credits

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