Currently licensed teachers can add the Special Education endorsement through SOU's  Endorsement Program.  The SOU Special Education Endorsement Program is a 32-credit program which is taught in a semi-cohort model.  Candidates enter the program during the summer term and complete the program in either a one or two-year cycle.   The summer courses are offered face-to-face. The fall, winter, and spring courses are delivered face-to-face in the evenings and via Zoom for those at a distance. 

  • Candidates can complete the endorsement in one or two years.
  • Most Added Endorsement courses will be crosslisted and scheduled at the same time as the Preliminary Special Education courses. Please see the "Class Schedule" on SOU's website.
  • Endorsement can be completed while teaching in either a special education or general education setting.  Those in a general education setting must receive district approval.
  • Endorsement can be incorporated into the Master in Education program. Students would complete an additional 29 credits for the master's degree.
  • Students must apply to the Southern Oregon University Graduate School.
  • Students who have graduated from SOU with the MAT or MSEd degree will not need to reapply to the SOU Graduate School. Please email Anita Caster (, if you fall into this category.
  • Added Endorsement Program of Study
  • Master's in Education/SPED Program of Study

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

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