The Special Education Program at Eastern Washington University prepares teachers for working with students with disabilities in P-12 grades. Program focus is on effective teaching practices used in special education for elementary and secondary school settings. Students in the Dual Endorsement (Elementary Education and Special Education) major complete the Washington State requirements for an endorsement in special education. A minor is not required with this major. Students may apply to begin the program fall, winter, or spring quarter. If an applicant already holds a teaching certificate, they may add on a special education endorsement.
Dual Program Coursework
Please note Quarter 7 coursework is optional and recommended.
|Quarter 1||Quarter 2||Quarter 3||Quarter 4|
|EDUC 304 (3)||EDUC 303 (3)||EDUC 380 (4)||SPED 470 (4)* F|
|SPED 412 (4)||EDUC 310 (4)||EDUC 381 (4)||SPED 480 (4)* F|
|SPED 420 (4)||EDUC 338 (4)||SPED 421 (4)||SPED 461 (4)* W, S|
|SPED 460 (4)||EDUC 340 (4)||EDUC 386 (3+)||SPED 462 (4)* W, S|
|EDUC 386 (3+)||EDUC 427 (3+)|
|SPED 488 (3)|
|Total 15||Total 18||Total 15||Total 14|
|Quarter 5||Quarter 6||Quarter 7|
|EDUC 423 (12)||SPED 488 (3)||SPED 489 (16)|
|SPED 490 (4)|
|SPED 461 (4)* S|
|SPED 462 (4)* S|
|SPED 470 (4)* F, W|
|SPED 480 (4)* F, W|
|Total 12||Total 7||Total 16|
Special Education Add-On
This add-on provides individuals who hold a teaching certificate an endorsement in special education. Instruction prepares teachers to work with students with disabilities ages 3 through 21. Focus is on the use of specially designed instruction in school settings.
Special Education Minor
This minor in special education is designed to assist general education teachers and other related personnel to work more effectively with students with special needs (this minor does not meet an endorsement).
Early Childhood Special Education Add-On
This add-on provides individuals who hold a teaching certificate an endorsement in early childhood special education (birth to grade 3). Instruction prepares teachers to work with infants and young children with disabilities and their families. Program focus is on effective intervention practices for home and school settings.
Early Childhood Special Education Minor
The minor in Early Childhood Special Education is designed to assist general education teachers and other related services personnel to work more effectively with children with special needs from birth to grade 3 (this minor does not meet an endorsement).
Contact Undergraduate Program Director
The Teacher Education Programs Application is available.