Teaching Special Education Licensure

Those seeking the special education endorsement need to contact the Teaching and Learning Department. Do not fill out a major/minor form for graduation or the major/minor/concentration section of the major change form.

Teaching Licensure - Teaching Special Education

Phyllis J. Washington College of Education

Degree Specific Credits: 34

Required Cumulative GPA: 3.0

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Note: This program of study can only be completed by those pursuing a teaching endorsement in another content area or by currently licensed teachers. Students must be formally admitted to the Teacher Education Program and complete all of the professional education licensure requirements. See the Department of Teaching and Learning in the College of Education and Human Sciences for more information.


Early Childhood Special Education3
Special Education Requirements21
Special Education Student Teaching10
Total Hours34

Early Childhood Special Education

Complete one of the following courses:
EDSP 401Intro Early Intervention3
or EDSP 403 Curric/Mthds Early Spec Educ
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: B

Special Education Requirements

Complete all of the following course:
EDSP 405Assess of Students with Excep3
EDSP 426Intro Transition & Community3
EDSP 454Adv Academic Interventions3
EDSP 456Intro Mthds Low Incidence Dis3
EDSP 461Positive Behavior Supports3
EDSP 462Spec Ed Law, Policy, Practice3
EDU 438Ltrcy Asmnt, Diagnosis & Instr3
Total Hours21

Minimum Required Grade: B

Special Education Student Teaching

Note: All special education coursework must be completed prior to the special education student teaching experience. An application is required to determine special education student teaching eligibility. See Teacher Education Services or the Office of Field Experiences for deadlines.

Complete the following course:
EDSP 495Student Teaching: Special Educ10
Total Hours10

Minimum Required Grade: B