Master of Arts in Special Education Generalist

The six-semester M.A. in Special Education Generalist leading to a State of Colorado Special Education Generalist (ages 5-21) endorsement equips teachers with the skills and information needed to:

  • teach in a general education classroom or self-contained special education classroom
  • work in a related field in special education
  • teach in partnership in an inclusive education setting

Degree Requirements

Academic Core:

  • ED 550: Curriculum & Assessment (3 hours)
  • ED 571: Educational Research (3 hours)
  • ED 549: Educating Diverse Learners (3 hours)

Cognate Requirements:

  • SPED 526: Behavior Management (2 hours)
  • SPED 553: Behavior Mgmt Internship (1 hours)
  • SPED 532: Counsel/Consult/Collaboration (3 hours)
  • SPED 551: Mild – Moderate Nds Internship (1 hours)
  • SPED 540: Educational Assessment (2 hours)
  • SPED 542: Special Education Law (2 hours)

Internship:

  • SPED 555: Internship – On Site (6 hours)
  • SPED 558: Internship – Alternative Site (2 hours)

Added Endorsement Application

  • Complete master’s degree and/or endorsement.
  • Pass appropriate PLACE content area exam.
  • Go to www.cde.state.co.us to complete “Application for an Added Endorsement Based on an Approved Program.”
  • Fax signature page to the ASU licensure clerk at 719-587-8145.
  • Verification page will be e-mailed to applicant.
  • Complete Colorado Department of Education’s application packet online.