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Special Education Generalist Endorsement

Introducing Linfield's

Special Education Generalist Endorsement

If you love teaching and learning, and hold a passion for working with exceptional children, pursue a graduate-level endorsement in special education at Linfield. Whether you are a current school employee ready to get your teaching license or an in-service teacher or instructional assistant desiring an add-on endorsement in special education, Linfield's graduate education endorsement program will set you on a path to a rewarding career.

Why consider an endorsement in special education?

  • There is high demand for special educators in Oregon
  • The special education endorsement is for K-12 grades
  • Adding the endorsement opens up career opportunities in education including positions such as:
    • General education teacher with specialized knowledge for inclusion, differentiation and co-teaching models
    • Special education teacher for students with mild to moderate disabilities
    • Special education teacher for students with moderate to severe disabilities

The graduate-level add-on option was built for in-service teachers or instructional assistants who seek to add a special education generalist endorsement to an existing teaching license or those who want to teach special education in a secondary setting.

The program features:

  • Six courses (totaling 20 credits)
  • Student teaching totaling 90 hours in classrooms with students with exceptionalities across the full range of disabilities
  • Multiple start terms throughout the year

Program cost:

  • Tuition per credit: $690
  • District discount: Linfield may be able to provide a “district discount” for 10 or more employees from a single district. Please contact Linfield’s Director of Education, Dr. Carrie Kondor at 503-883-2201 or ckondor@linfield.edu for more details.

How to apply

Program requirements:

  • An undergraduate bachelor's degree
  • A valid teaching or administrator license

Application checklist:

  1. Submit your application
  2. A $50 application fee is due to Linfield with your application

Application deadlines:

  • Priority admission deadline for summer start: June 1
  • Priority admission deadline for fall start: August 1
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