Special Education Graduate Program

Our master’s program offers master of arts, master of science, and master of education options with licensure coursework if you want to earn a teaching license with your degree. You can also add endorsement course plans in early intervention or K–12.

Master’s + Licensure

Our master’s + licensure programs prepare preservice teachers to meet the preliminary special education licensure requirements for Oregon in either:

  • K-12/Generalist
  • Early Intervention

Inservice teachers can complete coursework to meet the added endorsement requirements for these age groups, as well through our endorsement program.

Master’s Only (Non-Licensure)

The masters only option is ideal for current teachers who are interested in pursuing advanced graduate training in special education and completing a program that is individualized and based on their interests and goals.

This option is ideal for individuals with a bachelor’s degree who want to learn more about special education, but who do not necessarily want to pursue a career in teaching.

Master’s (Non-Licensure)

Endorsements (Non-Degree)

The special education endorsement option is a graduate level program designed to provide training in special education for ALREADY licensed/in-service teachers and support the ongoing development of professionals to design, deliver, and continuously improve effective educational, employment, and community experiences for persons with disabilities.

Students in the endorsement option complete a 1-year (3-term) sequence of courses and practicum.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

The doctoral degree program leads to a PhD in special education and provides advanced training that prepares students to be the next generation of leaders in special education. 

The cohort model and history of full funding for doctoral students allows scholars to focus on their studies in a collaborative, supportive learning environment.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)