Program Description

    Master’s and doctoral degrees are offered under the special education major. The master’s specializations include early intervention- early childhood special education and kindergarten through 12th grade, cross-categorical.

    Graduates attain positions in the United States and abroad in the following areas:

    Teaching children and youth with disabilities
    Conducting individual and group interventions
    Consulting with teachers about educating children with disabilities in general education classrooms and school settings
    Collaborating with families
    Working in community-based programs
    Managing residential living centers
    Conducting research
    Coordinating in-service training programs
    Serving in higher-education faculty positions
    Working in the administration of special education programs
    Students earn initial teaching credentials in licensure and endorsement programs but can also pursue the master’s degree to enhance their skills—as early interventionists, special education teachers, or consultants—to work in adult service programs for people with disabilities, or to prepare for the doctoral program.

    The summer term admissions are only for the early intervention licensure students. The K-12 licensure program and master's degree without licensure admit students for Fall only. We also offer a K-12 licensure option or a master's with no licensure option, and those options only do fall term admissions.

    We also offer a stand-alone special education endorsement designed to provide training in special education for already licensed/in-service teachers. Please contact the College of Education for more information.

    Application at a Glance

    Detailed instructions are available on the program’s website. The following are required for your application:

    Program-Specific Application Requirements:
    Character questionnaire
    Letters of Recommendation
    Personal Statement
    Professional goal statement
    Resume or CV

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    College of Education
    Campus: Eugene
    Fall 2024
    Priority Deadline -  February 01, 2024
    Final Deadline - August 15, 2024
    Summer 2024
    Priority Deadline -  February 01, 2024
    Final Deadline - May 01, 2024