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Special Education, Kindergarten - 12th Grade License

Elisa Jamgochian, 541-346-5185


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5261 University of Oregon



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This two-year licensure program prepares pre-service teachers to work with students with disabilities ages 3-21 in a variety of settings including early childhood/elementary and middle/high school. Graduates of the program are prepared to apply for an initial special education teaching license across these multiple levels making this a highly flexible option.

The program is designed for:

  • Individuals who hold a bachelor’s degree in any area but want to pursue initial licensure in special education while concurrently completing a master's degree, or
  • Individuals pursuing a master’s program in an area other than special education who want to combine that degree with coursework and experiences in special education.

The program prepares professionals to help children and youth with disabilities succeed through rigorous coursework and practicum experiences on topics including characteristics of learners and services, cutting edge assessment techniques, evidence-based approaches to designing and delivering instruction, effective classroom and behavior management techniques, collaborative practices, and transition services. Click here for a sample program plan.

Application and Admission

Applicants must complete the application on the Graduate School website. This process includes a statement of professional goals and experience, a statement articulating experience working with individuals with disabilities, resume, letters of recommendation, and transcripts.

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Licensing Process

Upon completion of program requirements, graduates of the Special Educator K-12 program are eligible to apply to the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) for their initial teaching license or for an add-on endorsement with authorization for the early childhood/elementary AND middle/high school levels.