What are the requirements for a special education endorsement?

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Comprehensive Special Education, PreK-12 (#165) Cross-Endorsement

The requirements outlined on this page are general guidelines. Approval and/or acceptance of specific course work will be determined once an application, fee, and official transcripts have been submitted for review.

Course work requirements:


  • 30 semester hours of credit in special education, including course work in each of the following areas:
    • Psychoeducational theory and development of handicapped children;
    • Diagnosis of handicapped children;
    • Program planning and evaluation of handicapped children;
    • Curriculum and methods of teaching handicapped children; and
    • Two or more practica in special education dealing with different kinds of handicapping conditions covered by this endorsement

Assessment requirements:

Please note: Course work for all endorsements must result in the award of college-level credit posted to an official transcript from an accredited college or university.