Endorsement | Special Education

The Special Education Endorsement Program on the Eugene and Forest Grove campuses allows individuals who hold a current teaching licence to add a Special Education Endorsement with Early Childhood/Elementary (ECE/Elem) and/or Middle School/High School (MS/HS) authorizations.

Candidates may include:

  • Teachers with a bachelor's or master's degree in teaching who want to obtain their Continuing Teaching License
  • Teachers on a restricted transitional license who are the teacher of record in a special education classroom
  • General educators who would like to become special educators

The program entails 17 months of coursework and practicum experiences. Requirements include Woodcock Johnson III workshop and one work sample, with an emphasis on specially designed instruction in accordance with TSPC regulations. Candidates also may work toward a master of arts in teaching or master of education degree concurrently. 

Candidates must pass the NES Special Education test for licensure, as well as the ORELA Multiple Subjects Exam to be considered highly qualified.




Diana Watkins | Associate Director of Graduate & Professional Admissions | Forest Grove
503-352-1435 or 877-722-8648 ext. 1435 | teach@pacificu.edu

Annette Willsey | Assistant Director of Graduate & Professional Admissions | Eugene
541-485-6812 | teacheug@pacificu.edu

Assistant Professor; Special Education Program Coordinator (Forest Grove)
Professor of Education
Assistant Professor of Education; Special Education Program Coordinator (Eugene)
Section Special Education Endorsement Requirements Credits Hrs
SPED-500 Foundations of Special Education 2
SPED-505 Exceptionalities 2
SPED-530 Integrated Curriculum and Methods for Students with Disabilities: Academic 3
SPED-535 Integrated Curriculum and Methods for Students with Disabilities: Functional 3
SPED-510 Behavior Management for Special Educators 3
SPED-516 Classroom Management for Special Educators 1
SPED-518 Collaboration in Schools 1
SPED-520 Assessment and Evaluation in Special Education 3
SPED-540 Technology in Special Education 2
SPED-575 Practicum / Student Teaching 3
SPED-576 Seminar 2
SPED-536 Transition - MS/HS only 1
Additional Requirements for Master's Degree
EDUC-660 Advanced Teaching & Learning 2
EDUC-661 Teachers as Consumers of Research 2
  Electives (See University Catalog) 2