Get Your Special Education-Generalist Added Endorsement

Get Your Special Education-Generalist Added Endorsement

Regis University’s Special Education Generalist non-degree program is designed for licensed teachers who are seeking an added endorsement in Special Education in Colorado.
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Special Education-Generalist Added Endorsement

Overview of Added Endorsement

The added endorsement in Special Education is designed for educators seeking the expertise needed to effectively teach students with a wide variety of special needs, ages five to 21, in the state of Colorado. Our Teacher Education program is nationally approved through the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC).

The Teacher Education program is based on the philosophy that learning to be a teacher is best accomplished when an understanding of theory and practice is balanced by the knowledge gained through diverse experience in schools. Foundational courses will introduce you to theories in education. Content (subject area) courses will ensure that you have the depth of knowledge needed to teach in your endorsement area. Your professional sequence courses will emphasize field placement and experiential learning and your student teaching semester will be your final culmination in applying what you have learned.

Regis University's teacher licensure program develops educational leaders who improve and transform society. The curriculum emphasizes four distinctive areas:

  • Jesuit ideals including serving others, striving for excellence and reflective practice
  • Service learning integrated into every program, integrating theory with practical application
  • Curriculum focused on developing teachers who are data literate and able think critically
  • Instructional technology embedded into every course to help teachers inspire a deeper level of learning among students

Total Special Education Generalist Requirements: 24 credit hours

Program Requirements

Professional Sequence Courses (24 credit hours)

EDRG 644 
Teaching Reading &  Writing (3 credit hours)
EDRG 653 
Literacy for Students with Special Needs (3 credit hours)
EDSP 605
Special Education Foundations (3 credit hours)
EDSP 644
Mathematics Interventions for Children with Special Needs (3 credit hours)
EDSP 663
Assessment & Planning for Exceptional Students (3 credit hours)
EDSP 664
Behavior Intervention & Analysis (3 credit hours)

EDSP 610
EDSP 665

Transition & Secondary Services (3 credit hours)
Consultation & Collaboration Skills (3 credit hours)

EDSP 670
Methods and Strategies in Special Education (3 credit hours)

TOTAL REQUIREMENTS: 24 credit hours

Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list above and you should contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.

Colorado PLACE Test #20 Special Education Generalist (must be passed before applying to CDE).

*Please note that to be highly qualified in elementary schools, you may also be expected to pass the elementary education content test through PLACE (#01) OR PRAXIS (5018) if you haven’t already.  Consider taking this test as a school district may not allow you to be on temporary teaching authorization without it. Please check with the CDE for additional requirements.   


This track involves the student applying directly to CDE through “Added Endorsement through Credit and Assessment”.  CDE then evaluates course work and determines if the applicant meets the requirements.  Regis University will provide an institutional recommendation on your transcript.  It is the student’s responsibility to review requirements through CDE.  

NOTE: The final decision about required course work rests with the student's faculty advisor

How to Apply

Take the next step in your Regis experience and connect with a Regis admissions counselor for information and assistance.

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Your admissions counselor will help evaluate your prior learning credit, provide information regarding financial aid and tuition assistance, recommend courses and help you get started with the application process.

Applicants seeking an added endorsement from the College of Contemporary Liberal Studies must possess a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university and a teaching license.

Materials Needed for Application and Admission:

  • Complete the online non-degree application
  • Pay the $50.00 application fee. The fee is waived if you have applied to Regis previously or if you are a Regis graduate.
  • Submit official transcript from each previously attended U.S. regionally accredited college or university. Official transcript must be sent directly from your previously attended schools to the Office of Admissions. Download the transcript request form.
  • Minimum overall GPA of 2.75 on degree-bearing transcript with option of supplying additional course work transcripts.
  • Essay (instructions to upload your completed essay are included in the online application system)
  • Current resume
  • Copy of current teaching license
  • Additional admission requirements apply to international students who are non-U.S. citizens.

Please remember: Applications that are incomplete and/or missing information will NOT be processed.

Application Deadlines*

Term Class Start Application Deadline
Spring 2016 January 11, 2016 December 7, 2015
Fall 2016 August 22, 2016 July 25, 2016

*Your application file including all requirements, documents and fees, must be completed by the application deadline.


2015-2016 Academic Year Tuition: Effective Fall 2015

Course Format Estimated Total Program Cost Credit Hours Required Cost per Credit Hour Estimated Fees for Program
Classroom $19,050 40 $475 $50
Online $19,050 40 $475 $50

2016-2017 Academic Year Tuition: Effective Fall 2016

Course Format Estimated Total Program Cost Credit Hours Required Cost per Credit Hour Estimated Fees for Program
Classroom $19,400 40 $485 $50
Online $19,400
40 $485 $50

Additional fees may apply. Please contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for information. Click here for information regarding student parking fees.

Licensed educators and paraprofessionals are eligible to receive a 10% preferred tuition discount for teacher education courses at CCLS. Contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for details.