The Special Education Added Endorsement program prepares students to become highly effective and culturally responsive teachers of students with disabilities in K-12 settings. This Special Education Generalist (K-12) added endorsement program is for licensed or pre-service teachers interested in taking undergraduate coursework leading to an added endorsement in special education on their Colorado teaching license. Students seeking an endorsement in special education must either be accepted to a School of Education teacher licensure program OR hold a valid teaching license in Colorado. Upon successful completion of this added endorsement program, candidates will be recommended for added endorsement in Special Education through the Colorado Department of Education.
These are the courses we require for recommendation to the state for added endorsement in Special Education (Generalist K-12).
These are additional courses that are recommended to provide students with a deeper understanding of special education content and instruction and to give students opportunities to take field experience working with individuals who have disabilities. These courses do not fulfill the Colorado Department of Education added special education endorsement requirements.