Special Education Endorsement

At a Glance:

Special Education Endorsement

Program length 10-16 months (depends on student pacing preferences)
Credit hours 25
Cost per credit hour $646*
Tuition cost for entire program $16,150* (financial aid available for degree seekers)
Accreditation National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
Format Hybrid (online with some in-person requirements in Portland or Newberg, Oregon)

*All stated financial information is subject to change.

NCATE Accredited
Special Education EndorsementThe Special Education Endorsement is a practitioner’s program. Each course is organized to provide the pre-service and in-service candidate with hands-on training and quality classroom learning experiences. Each cohort begins in the fall semester. Courses are tailored to the location and needs of the students. Face-to-face and online classes can be arranged to provide a flexible format.

Exceptional Faculty

Throughout your coursework, you will receive training and instruction from doctoral and master-level instructors who are currently practicing teachers and directors in the field of K-12 Special Education programs. Their academic credentials, decades of collective teaching experience, administrative experience, and commitment to students have earned our SPED program a reputation for excellence.

Special Education Endorsement Requirements

Students may complete the courses as an endorsement-only candidate to be recommended for a Special Education endorsement on their teaching license. They also can add a Special Education specialization within their Master of Education or Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT Plus).

The Special Education Endorsement program is comprised of 25 total semester units:

20 semester credits of coursework and five semester units of practicum experiences in “Mild to Moderate” settings and “Moderate to Severe” settings.

Students fulfill these requirements by:

  • Taking 20 core semester hours in the following perspectives: theory and foundations, developmental psychology, assessments, academic and functional instruction, case management, behavior supports and community support
  • Taking five hours of practicum in a mild to moderate classroom setting and a moderate to severe setting

Special Education endorsement course requirements can be found in the Course Catalog.


Admission Information:

Photo of Kipp Wilfong Kipp Wilfong
Graduate Admissions Counselor
Telephone: 503-554-6027
E-mail: kwilfong@georgefox.edu