Get Your Special Education-Generalist 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.
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
Professional Sequence Courses (24 credit hours)
|Teaching Reading & Writing (3 credit hours)
|Literacy for Students with Special Needs (3 credit hours)
|Special Education Foundations (3 credit hours)
|Mathematics Interventions for Children with Special Needs (3 credit hours)
|Assessment & Planning for Exceptional Students (3 credit hours)
|Behavior Intervention & Analysis (3 credit hours)
Transition & Secondary Services (3 credit hours)
Consultation & Collaboration Skills (3 credit hours)
|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.
The PRAXIS Test Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications (5354) 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.
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
- 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.
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.