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Special Education Generalist Master's or Endorsement

Special Education: Generalist

A Master's Degree or Endorsement Focused on Generalist Preparation in SPecial Education

The Special Education Generalist program prepares teachers to work with students who are identified with a variety of disabilities from moderate to severe intensity. Choose from a...

  • Special Education Master of Arts – Generalist Emphasis – this degree includes the endorsement preparation.
  • Special Education Generalist Endorsement (Ages 5-21 yrs) – this is the endorsement-only option.

The program content will focus on literacy and mathematics instruction, understanding standards and assessment, behavior management, differentiated instruction, and technology. After completing this program, you will obtain the skills needed to provide appropriate behavior supports and accommodations for learning of students with disabilities.

Also Available for Those Who Aren't Already Licensed to Teach

If you are not currently a teacher but are looking for a career change, you may need to take an additional course (3 credits) to work toward obtaining your teaching licensure. This can be completed alongside your master's program coursework and can be finished at the same time. In some cases, it can also be waived; contact a Program Coordinator for details.

A History of Excellence

The School of Special Education at the University of Northern Colorado has a long history of excellence in the preparation of special education teachers. The school is fully accredited by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC).

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Credits Required:
Endorsement: 27
Master's: 33 (may vary if you need teacher licensure)
Time to Completion:
2 years + practicum experience
$520/credit hour

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Program Coordinator:

Dr. Francie Murry