Special Educator License - Secondary
The Secondary Special Education program at Portland State University is a program of graduate study designed to prepare professionals to teach students in grade 5 through age 21 with a range of disabilities from mild to severe. This program is offered for full-time and part-time students.
*Early decision admission Dec 3, final deadline Apr 1 or until filled
Special Education Grants
Bilingual Special Educators Program (BiSPED)
FUTURES: Preparing Special Educators to Use Evidence-Based Practices to Support Desirable Futures for Students with Significant Disabilities
Special Educator Focus Areas
Positive Behavior Support (PBS)
A Department of Special Education Focus Area with an emphasis on school-wide systems of support that include proactive strategies for defining, teaching, and supporting appropriate student behaviors to create positive school environments. Students will learn skills and be challenged to become future leaders in the development and implementation of PBS in their classrooms, schools, and districts to effectively serve all students.
BiSPED is a licensure program that prepares bilingual/bicultural school district employees for special education licensure.