Special Education Program, MA/MS
Seeking compassionate, creative and resilient individuals who are strength-focused and committed to making a difference in the lives of students with exceptionalities and their families.
For the Preliminary program, candidates must complete a Foundations in Special Education course and Math 211. They must also pass the basic skills test and show evidence of having experience working with youth with exceptionalities.
Students complete the required courses that give them the knowledge of Special Education laws and policies. They also learn to formulate individual plans for students with exceptionalities. They gain experience with students in resource rooms and site-based settings.
Candidates must pass “Protecting Student and Civil Rights in the Educational Environment” examination prior to the end of the summer term, and the National Evaluation Series (NES) examination in special education for completion of the program. Preliminary Licensure candidates must complete an Education Teacher Performance Assessment (EdTPA) in accordance with Teacher Standards and Practices Commission requirements.
Become a Professional
Career opportunities for an Special Education degree:
*Based on National Average
SOU Special Education Alumni
SPED Teacher, Scenic Middle School
SPED Teacher, Kennedy Elementary, Medford, OR
SPED Teacher, Phoenix High School