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. 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 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

Foundational Requirements (6 credit hours)

EDES 603 Equity, Ethics and Social Justice in Education (3 credit hours)*
EDRS 600 Educational Research and Critical Reflection I (3 credit hours)*
*Service learning sequence courses require continual service learning throughout. Service learning partnership is established in EDES 603.

Professional Sequence Courses (36 credit hours)

EDSP 620 Universal Design for Learning: A Framework for Teaching and Learning (3 credit hours)*
EDSP 605 Special Education Law (3 credit hours)
EDSP 644 Mathematic Intervention for Children with Special Needs (3 credit hours)
EDRG 644 Teaching Reading and Writing (3 credit hours)
EDSP 663 Assessment and Planning for Exceptional Students (3 credit hours)
EDSP 664 Behavioral Analysis and Intervention (3 credit hours)
EDRG 653 Literacy for Students with Special Needs (3 credit hours)
EDSP 610 Transition and Secondary Services (3 credit hours)
EDSP 665  Consultation and Collaboration Skills (3 credit hours) 
EDES 640  Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners (3 credit hours)
Choose 1 elective course (3 credit hours) from the following: 
EDSP 600  Introduction to the Young Special Needs Child for Special Education Teachers (3 credit hours) 
EDSP 671 Characteristics of Pupils who Have Autism (3 credit hours) 
EDRG 603  Emergent Literacy (3 credit hours) 
EDGT 600  Introduction to the Gifted Learner (3 credit hours) 

Master’s Degree Requirements (1 credit hour)

EDRS 680 Educational Research and Critical Reflection II (1 credit hour)

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.

To download a printable fact sheet with program details, click here.

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.


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 degree-bearing transcript a U.S. regionally accredited institution. Download the transcript request form.
  • Minimum overall GPA of 2.75 on degree-bearing transcript with option of supplying additional course work transcripts
  • Personal statement (instructions to upload the document are included within the online application)
  • 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
Summer 2016 May 2, 2016 April 4, 2016
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 $14,300
30 $475 $50
Online $14,300
30 $475 $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 CPS. Contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for details.