Endorsement in Special Education

Next Start
July 2024
Format
Online*
Total Credits
28
Price per Credit
$450

Give Students the Skills to Succeed

If you have the heart and passion for helping students with special needs succeed in school and in life, consider earning an Endorsement in Special Education from City University of Seattle. You’ll gain the knowledge and skills to teach and support a wide range of learning abilities.

This endorsement is offered via mixed-mode format, which includes convenient in-person classes and supplemental online learning, so you can continue teaching while working toward further certification. You’ll receive educational guidance from our expert special education faculty, who will bring your learning to life by giving you real-world applications.

Vision

Teacher Certification Programs at City University of Seattle strive to recruit, retain, and support a diverse educator workforce that mirrors the diversity of the PK-12 student population in schools. We aim to cultivate learning spaces in which all community members feel connected to and rooted in relationships within themselves, each other, and the environment. Our vision is to help future teachers align their instructional practices in culturally sustaining ways that foster the development of conscious, global citizens of the world who are at home in their place, environment, and communities.

Mission

Teacher Certification Programs at City University of Seattle provide relevant, relationship-based learning experiences rooted in culturally sustaining and identity affirming practices for future PK-12 teachers. We equip future teachers with tools, strategies, and awareness to effectively and equitably facilitate humanizing, healing-centered, and high-quality learning experiences for PK-12 students in the school setting.
 
*Practicum is in-person. Please speak with an advisor if you have questions.

City University of Seattle offers an Endorsement in Special Education for certified teachers who want to work with special needs students in grades P-12. 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 bachelor’s in education program for initial certification.

Upon completion of CityU’s special education endorsement you’ll need to pass the Washington Educator Skills Test (WEST-E®) to become highly qualified in Washington state.

Learning Outcomes

Throughout the special education endorsement program, you’ll 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

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