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B.Sc. On Campus

Special Education

Portland State University

48 months
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29286 USD/year
29286 USD/year
10386 USD/year
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About

The Special Education program at Portland State University provides student with an opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree in special education and a Preliminary Teaching License with an endorsement in special education. 

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Overview

This Special Education program at Portland State University  is the only undergraduate teacher preparation licensure program in special education in the state of Oregon.

PSU's Special Education bachelor's degree is unique in that it offers preparation to teach students across a wide range of ages, including students age 3 through 21 and those who have more significant disabilities requiring extensive supports.

Our faculty bring students a wide range of expertise in special education including instructional methods such as autism, positive behavior supports, inclusion, assessment, early intervention/early childhood, transition to adulthood, and visual impairments. 

Career 

Graduates of the Special Educator License + BA/BS program are eligible for an Oregon Preliminary Teaching License with an endorsement in Special Education. This license enables candidates to teach students ages three through 21 (grades pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade) with a wide range of disabilities.

Accreditation

The Special Education Bachelor's degree at Portland State University is accredited through the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the state of Oregon's Teacher and Standards Practices Commission.

Programme Structure

Courses included

  • Legal Foundations of Special Education
  • Classroom Assessment, Instruction, and Behavior Management
  • Families and Advocacy
  • Reading Assessment and Instruction
  • Professional Practices Seminar  
  • Positive Behavior Support in the Classroom

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
2.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To enroll as a freshman (first year), you must have completed secondary school or high school. Your education must be equivalent to United States secondary school or high school education.  
  • You must have a cumulative (overall) grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 when converted to the U.S. 4.0 grading scale.
  • Meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement. You may be admitted to Portland State University and an Intensive English Language Program (IELP) pathway if you do not meet PSU's English Language Proficiency Requirement. Learn more about PSU’s English language programs.

Tuition Fee

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    29286 USD/year
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  • National

    29286 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 29286 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    10386 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 10386 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Portland

1271 - 2262 USD /month
Living costs

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Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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