The SPED minor and certificate programs provide foundational knowledge and experiences for students who:
- plan to pursue a career teaching in general or in special education
- are interested in working with individuals with disabilities in community or employment settings
- are interested in issues concerning individuals with disabilities
For students interested in becoming teachers, some course credits can be applied toward meeting the requirements for an Oregon Special Educator Teaching License.
Our special education program typically has around 100 students working toward a SPED minor any given year and 3–5 students working toward the SPED certificate per year.