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Special Education

Master of Arts in Education: Special Education

The Master of Arts in Education: Special Education is a 36-credit program that focuses on students with disabilities in US schools. You will work with several mentors as you understand skills and responsibilities of a public school special education teacher. Learn more about the MAE: Special Education.

Special Education Endorsement

The Special Education Endorsement is for practicing teachers who would like to augment their teaching practice with special education instruction. Click here to learn more.

Special Education Alternative Certification

Special Education Alternative Certification is for individuals who have obtained district-approved employment in a special education setting and want to become a licensed teacher in the field of special education. Click here to learn more.

“The Fort Lewis College Special Education Alternative Licensure Program is an incredible asset to our region.  This program tailors content and student support to the unique and diverse needs of our regional school communities by offering local mentorship and instruction with a flexible learning platform.  Our teachers benefit from personalized and on-going support as they progress through the program.  As the special education director, it is critical that our special education teachers come with the toolkit to support positive student outcomes and this FLC program ensures these educator skills.”

Adrea Bogle, ESS Executive Director

“I have been dreaming of a local program like this for years, so I am thrilled that Fort Lewis College is now offering this new Special Education Endorsement. It is a wonderful and rare opportunity that has been carefully crafted to accommodate working teachers. Skillfully designed by a team of experienced professionals from around the region, this comprehensive curriculum is tailored to your needs. It offers engaging, interactive, real-world training. If you have an interest in special education, do not miss this unique opportunity!”

Susan Schaldach
MAEducational Consultant, San Juan BOCES

Program Dates
  • November 20, 2019
    Application available
  • April 1, 2020
    Priority application deadline
  • May 1, 2020
    Final application deadline
  • TBD (June)
    MAE program begins

Please contact us with your questions.