University of Northern Colorado

Special Education Generalist Master's or Endorsement



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Special Education Generalist Master's or Endorsement

Format: Online

Program Description:

The Special Education Generalist program prepares teachers to work with students who are identified with a variety of disabilities from moderate to severe intensity. Choose from a...

  • Special Education Master of Arts – Generalist Emphasis – this degree includes the endorsement preparation.
  • Special Education Generalist Endorsement (Ages 5-21 yrs) – this is the endorsement-only option.

The program content will focus on literacy and mathematics instruction, understanding standards and assessment, behavior management, differentiated instruction, and technology. After completing this program, you will obtain the skills needed to provide appropriate behavior supports and accommodations for learning of students with disabilities.

Also Available for Those Who Aren't Already Licensed to Teach

If you are not currently a teacher but are looking for a career change, you may take additional courses (3-15 credits) to work toward obtaining your teaching licensure. This can be completed alongside your MA program and can be finished at the same time.




The School of Special Education at the University of Northern Colorado has a long history of excellence in the preparation of special education teachers. The school is fully accredited by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC).

Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: Endorsement: 27 Master's: 33 (45 if you need teacher licensure)

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 520

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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