In the newly designed program students will complete the requirements to be recommended for the added endorsement as Special Education Generalist. The added endorsement is available to students that hold a valid Colorado teaching license in another discipline.
Students in the Department of Special Education Added Endorsement program are provided the experiences and academic support to learn how to meet the needs of all students with disabilities in the general education classroom. Students will be taught to focus on student strengths in order to support academic and social progress in inclusive environments. Coursework and practicum placements will be linked by assignments. These carefully planned assignments will allow students to practice their skills and develop techniques and materials that will lead to their successful development at teachers.
The Added Endorsement program is a cohort model program that begins each fall. The program requires students to take each class in the semester as indicated on the Added Endorsement program planning form. Students must commit to completing these courses in sequence.
Students have the option of taking one course in the summer (SPED 5000) as unclassified students before they start the program.
The Added Endorsement program requires students to participate in one field experience. Students can choose to complete this experience in the spring or summer semesters.
Please see the Department of Special Education Handbook for details (link forthcoming)
Selection of a university and graduate program of study is an important decision. Therefore, prospective students are required to meet and consult with a departmental faculty advisor as part of the application process. Students should schedule an appointment to discuss career goals and special circumstances with a member of the faculty as soon as possible by calling 719-255-4996 or firstname.lastname@example.org. This meeting will also serve as an admissions interview for the program.
To be considered for admission to the Special Education program, prospective students must complete the following procedures:
Application deadline: April 1
All applicants must submit a copy of their background check with their application. This is required because many school sites require the background check prior to accepting a student for field work.
To obtain information and directions on the fingerprinting and background check visit the Student Resources Page and click Fingerprint/Background Check Instructions.
PLACE Special Education Generalist Test