M.S. in Education: Special Education K-12
MSEd: Special Education curriculum overview:
The Special Educator initial endorsement program prepares teachers to work with students with mild disabilities and students with severe disabilities. The Oregon Teachers Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) requires each student 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 quarters 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 quarters of full-time training are required to complete this program.
Your plan of study:
Once admitted to Master of Science in Education: Special Education, you will work with an advisor to plan the courses you will take and how you will complete the academic requirements of the program. By filing this Program Plan (PDF form), you have a road map for completing your degree and clarity on what to expect.
Course of Study Options:
- SPED 607 Seminar Credits: 1-3 Credits: 1
- SPED 616 Evaluating Special Education Research Credits: 3
- or ED 612 Quantitative Research in Education Credits: 3
- or ED 633 Educational Research Credits: 3