Jan 24, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

Special Education Generalist Endorsement Only

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Added Special Education Endorsement to License

To be endorsed as a special education generalist for grades ages 5-21, a teacher must hold a bachelor’s degree from a four-year accepted institution of higher education, be licensed at the elementary or secondary level, have completed the plan of study from one of the program options for the preparation of special education generalist, have passed the state special education assessment (i.e. Praxis), and have demonstrated all required state and national standards.

Recommendations for endorsements are made by the program, but endorsement is granted by the State of Colorado. Individual state requirements vary and may include teaching experience in addition to a valid teaching credential. Students should consult with the Colorado Department of Education (http://www.cde.state.co) or another state in which they wish to be endorsed for the most updated endorsement requirements.

This course plan does NOT lead to MA degree.


Listed in recommended sequence

Minimum 24 Credit Hours

** Based on a comprehensive record review (i.e. teaching experience & classroom placements), SPED 5933: Internship & Site Seminar (Approximately 192 Hours or 24 days) may be required at the discretion of SPED program faculty.

Active Status:

Students must complete their programs within seven years, maintaining a GPA of 3.0 (B average).  Please refer to the Student Handbook for information on Academic Probation. Students typically take four courses each calendar year. Failure to enroll over three contiguous semesters will result in a requirement to submit readmission materials. 

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