• Special Education

    Students who complete the Special Education Generalist program graduate with the skills, experience, and credentials necessary to teach K-12 special education in Colorado.

    Special Education Generalist Undergraduate Programs

    As schools of the 21st century strive to increase performance of all students, they are increasingly challenged to meet a wider variety of student needs. The special education generalist plays a critical role in providing instruction and support for students with disabilities across multiple tiers of instruction. Generalists are good problem solvers who ask questions, continually reflect on and adjust their practice, are committed to individualization, and believe all students can learn.

    Taught from a Christian worldview, CCU’s special education degree program helps develop educators who are dedicated to addressing diverse learner needs with excellence through servant-leadership in their field and in society. Small class sizes encourage individualized learning and networking, and allow students direct access to professors who are also professionals in the field.

     

    Credit Hours

    Eligible for Colorado Licensure

    Teaching Focus

    Student Teaching Required

    Details

    Location and Format

    Tuition

    120

    Yes

    K-12 special education in Colorado

    Yes

    View Locations (hybrid format with a combination of in-seat and online classes)

    $498 per credit hour. See Tuition details.

     

    Credit Hours

    Eligible for Colorado Licensure

    Teaching Focus

    Student Teaching Required

    Details

    Location and Format

    Tuition

    120

    No

    Some private preschools, charter schools, Head Start

    No, but some field experience required

    View Locations (hybrid format with a combination of in-seat and online classes)

    $498 per credit hour. See Tuition details.

     

    Credit Hours

    Eligible for Colorado Licensure

    Teaching Focus

    Student Teaching Required

    Details

    Location and Format

    Tuition

    71

    Yes

    K-12 special education in Colorado

    Yes

    View Locations (hybrid format with a combination of in-seat and online classes)

    $498 per credit hour. See Tuition details.

    Students graduate with the skills, experience, and credentials necessary to teach K-12 special education in Colorado. Only those who earn licensure will be able to teach in public schools. A background check, an interview, and a passing score on the PLACE or PRAXIS II test are required for acceptance into the program options that involve licensure.

    Since special education is considered a high-need area, students in CCU's special education programs may be eligible for the TEACH grant. See our Scholarships website for details.

    B.A. Liberal Arts with Special Education Generalist Licensing

    The Special Education Generalist licensing program is designed for adult students who wish to obtain a Bachelor of Arts degree and a license that allows them to teach special education in a kindergarten through twelfth-grade setting in the State of Colorado. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates apply to the Colorado Department of Education for a teaching license. (Colorado State teaching for special education generalist licensure requires a passing score on the PLACE Special Education Generalist exam.)

    B.A. Liberal Arts with Special Education Generalist Theory

    The Liberal Arts with Special Education Generalist Theory degree is designed for adult students who wish to obtain a Bachelor of Arts degree without a license since they do not plan to teach immediately. Student teaching is not required for this degree although students are required to complete field experiences. Graduates of the program may opt to obtain a license in the future, or choose to teach in a kindergarten through twelfth-grade setting that does not require licensure from the State of Colorado.

    Post-baccalaureate Special Education Generalist Licensing

    The post-baccalaureate licensing program for Special Education Generalist is designed for adult students who have already completed a bachelor’s degree and wish to obtain a license that allows them to teach special education in a kindergarten through twelfth-grade setting in the State of Colorado.

    Master's Degree Completion

    Students in CCU's Special Education programs may apply to the Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction (MACI) program. Upon acceptance, three graduate-level courses included in their program's professional core may be applied to the MACI degree.

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