Continuing Teacher Education

Continuing Teacher Education

This program is designed for licensed teachers who are seeking an added endorsement in Special Education in Colorado.
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M.Ed. Special Education (added endorsement)

Degree Overview

Regis University's Master of Education in Special Education with added endorsement 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. 

Regis University's teacher education 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 Degree and Added Endorsement Requirements: 43 credit hours

Printable Fact Sheet: To download a printable fact sheet with details about required classes, admissions requirements, and start dates, please visit our fact sheet library. Please note: The best source for the most current information is an admissions counselor.

Program Requirements

The program contains Field Hours and a Service Learning component which varies by course.

Foundation Courses (12 credit hours)

EDSP 605
Special Education Foundations (3 credit hours)*
EDES 603
Equity, Ethics & Social Justice in Ed. (3 credit hours)*
EDRS 600
Ed. Research & Critical Reflection I (3 credit hours)*
EDSP 620
UDL: A Framework for Teaching and Learning (3 credit hours)*

Professional Sequence Courses (36 credit hours)

EDRG 644 
Teaching Reading & Writing (3 credit hours)*
EDSP 605 Special Education Law (3 credit hours)
EDRG 653 
Literacy for Students with Special Needs (3 credit hours)
EDSP 610
Transition & Secondary Services (3 credit hours)
EDSP 644
Mathematics Interventions for Children w/Special Needs (3 credit hours)
EDSP 663
Assessment & Planning for Exceptional Students(3 credit hours)
EDSP 664
Behavior Intervention & Analysis (3 credit hours)
EDSP 665
Consultation and Collaboration Skills (3 credit hours)
EDSP 670
Methods & Strategies in Special Education (3 credit hours) 

Total Degree AND added Endorsement: 36 Credits
Added Endorsement Only:
24 Credits

Printable Fact Sheet: To download a printable fact sheet with details about required classes, admissions requirements, and start dates, please visit our fact sheet library. Please note: The best source for the most current information is an admissions counselor.

How to Apply

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NOTE: Regis University’s Master of Education program is nationally accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC). The states of Arkansas and Kentucky do not recognize this accreditation. Please call your state council on higher education to get more details.

MATERIALS NEEDED FOR APPLICATION AND ADMISSION

Applicants seeking a master's degree from Regis University must possess a baccalaureate degree from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university.

  • Complete the online graduate application
  • Application fee: $50.00 non-refundable application fee (waived for Regis University graduates)
  • 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 transcript
  • 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*

Applications and supporting application materials should be submitted 30 days prior to your intended start date to provide ample processing time. Access the appropriate academic calendar to view start dates. 

Tuition

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 $14,300
30 $475 $50
Online $14,300
30 $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 $14,550
30 $485 $50
Online $14,550
30 $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.