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Teaching - Special Education, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
, OR,
In collaboration with local school districts, the College of Education offers an intensive teacher education program for those seeking initial licensure in special education. The special education program is offered at the Eugene and Forest Grove campuses.


Students will complete all the requirements of the special educator program and participate in a capstone student-teaching experience for 12-18 weeks. Upon completion of the program, students will receive the master of arts in teaching degree and be eligible for SPED licensure. The program design is customized for students who continue to work as paraeducators during the program, for those on restricted licenses, or for those without extensive work experience in a special education setting.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Advanced Educational Psychology, Development, & Learning
  • Integrated Curriculum Methods-Functional
  • Assistive Technology
  • Transition
  • Technology for Teacher Productivity
  • Case Management
  • Exceptionalities

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • Completed application form
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • Resume including employment history, licenses and certifications (if appropriate), experiences with children/youth of the age you wish to teach, and education history (include degrees held)
  • $35 dollar application fee (waived for Pacific University graduates and EL-STEM Applicants).
  • Essay
  • Letters of Reference
  • Copy of current or expired teaching license (if applicable)
  • Proof of admission to Pacific University (Forest Grove undergraduate applicants only)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22440 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22440 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    22440 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22440 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    22440 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22440 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Forest Grove

  • 1410 - 2520 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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