Generalist Initial Licensure Grad The Colorado Department of Education now licenses special education teachers as "generalists." The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs offers an approved special education generalist licensure program to students who are preparing to be special education teachers. If you currently hold a teaching license in another field we offer an added endorsement program that leads to a special education generalist licensure.
Added Endorsement This is an endorsement available to those who already hold a teaching license in another field. It can be attained with or without a master's degree.
Reading Specialist - Dyslexia Focus This 25-credit hour endorsement area provides extensive practice in teaching methods supported by research or evidence-based instruction. The training is explicit, systematic, cumulative, and multisensory, meaning that it integrates listening, speaking, reading and writing. The curriculum emphasizes the integrated structure of written and spoken language, including the speech sound system (phonology), letter-sound associations (orthography), meaningful parts of words (morphology), the meaning of words and phrases (semantics), the structure of sentences (syntax), and comprehension of written text.