Next Start
January 2023
Format
Online*
Total Credits
28
Price per Credit
$430

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.
 
*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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