City University of Seattle offers an Endorsement in Special Education for certified teachers who want to become highly qualified to work with special needs students in preschool through grade 12. Students who enroll in this stand-alone program will join those seeking a special education degree in our Master in Teaching: Special Education program. A variety of courses work together to build your knowledge base and pedagogy in the following areas:
- human growth and development
- special education law
- assessment and evaluation tools
- inclusion and specialist paradigms
- Individualized Education Programs (IEPs)
- teacher and community collaboration
CityU of Seattle’s special education endorsement courses are offered in a mixed-mode setting with convenient in-person class times and supplemental online learning so you can continue your current teaching job while you work toward further certification. Our expert faculty members are celebrated special education practitioners who will bring your learning to life with real world examples and from-the-trenches pointers. Contact an advisor to see how CityU can get you into that rewarding special education career you’ve been wanting.
When you add a special education endorsement to your teaching certificate, you improve your job prospects and, in some cases, your earning potential. The skills you learn will equip you as a regular classroom teacher, special education teacher or school administrator as you work with diverse students with differing needs. The mindset of a special education teacher is needed throughout many parts of today’s educational landscape, and your role as a highly qualified special education educator is to bring that to life for the students in your reach.
If you are a certified teacher in Washington State, you can apply to this program. Or, you may add it as an emphasis to your initial bachelor’s in education degree for initial certification. When you complete CityU’s special education program you’ll need to pass the Washington Educator Skills Test (WEST-E ®) to become highly qualified in Washington state. Learn more by talking to an Albright School of Education advisor.