UCCS offers a number of teacher licensure programs in the field of Special Education. Students at UCCS will be able to choose from programs in inclusive early childhood and the elementary through high school years.
Bachelor of Innovation in Inclusive Early Childhood Education This new and innovative program is an exciting new degree program designed to prepare UCCS students to teach all children in early childhood settings. UCCS students in this program will become a part of a newly emerging field of professionals in inclusive early childhood education who are called on to innovate int eh area of curriculum development, individual learning supports, and technology.
Undergraduate Licensure in Special Education The College of Education and the College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences (LAS) jointly offer the undergraduate special education licensure program. The LAS content area with licensure in special education requires approximately 124 semester hours of course work. This degree combines a liberal arts education with a content focus and a comprehensive special education teacher licensure program.
Added Endorsement in Special Education with/wo MA In the newly designed program students will complete the requirements to be recommended for the initial license as Special Education Generalist or added endorsement (for students already holding a valid teaching license in another area).
Master of Arts Special Education Only Special Education is a unique and challenging profession. Candidates in our program learn to teach and advocate for students with disabilities from 5 to 21 years of age to become valued members of their school, community, and workplace. Our coursework is based on principles of inclusive education; it combines on-campus and field-based learning experiences to provide opportunities for making connections between readings and the lived experience, and to critically evaluate support services with current research.