Prospective Students

Graduate-level programs for future teachers

For over fifty years the Portland State University’s Department of Special Education has offered a wide range of programs. Whether you’re looking to get into the field with an initial teaching license, or add an endorsement to your current license, or pursue a specialty area like VIL, the SPED Department at PSU has the program to meet your goals. Ready to get started?  To learn more about this exciting profession, watch the video below, and then chose from one our special education programs that best fits your professional goals.


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Are you an undergraduate considering Special Education?

You could be well on your way to a career in special education. Our licensure programs are offered at the graduate level, but there are some options open to you at the undergraduate level that will help you get started. Ask your advisor about these programs.

Contact CLAS advising, for more information:
(503) 725-3822