Currently licensed teachers can add the  through SOU's  Endorsement Program.  The SOU Special Education Endorsement Program is a semi-cohort model.  Candidates enter the program during the summer term and complete the program in either a one or two-year cycle.  Candidates doing additional course work for the Masters in Education degree may start in the preceding spring term taking elective courses.  Endorsement courses are delivered in hybrid, online and face-to-face meetings. Hybrid courses meet four times during the term on Friday evenings, Saturday mornings, and Saturday afternoons. Contact the Program Coordinator for specific meeting dates.

This 39-credit endorsement can be either the elementary or secondary level; the contiguous level may be added after completing the initial program.

For admission questions contact Anita Caster (541-552-6996,;

For program questions and information contact the program coordinator – Dr. Gerry McCain (541-552-6934,

Mail the completed Special Education Endorsement Program application to:

Applications Coordinator
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