Special Education Licensure is offered through both undergraduate and graduate education programs. At the undergraduate baccalaureate level, early childhood education and elementary education undergraduate majors can add PreK–8 Licensure. Graduate students can add Grade 5–12 Licensure.
Special education teachers are patient, passionate individuals with a vision for helping students succeed beyond their disabilities, whether physical, cognitive or emotional. A special education minor allows you to hone specific teaching skills for students with varying abilities, and earn a second license—meaning you could graduate with two majors and two licenses in the time that most college students are earning a single degree. This makes a Gordon-trained teacher a valuable asset to employers right away.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE SPED MINOR AND LICENSURE (PRE K–8)