Special Education—Adventist Specialty Endorsement

Andrews University provides opportunities on the graduate level for achieving an Adventist Specialty Endorsement in the area of Special Education. This program emphasizes teaching strategies for persons with disabilities.

Special Education Endorsement

Issued to individuals holding a Basic, Standard, or Professional Teaching Certificate. May be issued to an applicant who:

  • Qualifies for the elementary endorsement or a secondary content area endorsement.
  • Has completed a minimum of twelve semester/eighteen quarter hours in special education and/or inclusive education (special needs in the regular classroom).

Special Education Specialist Endorsement

Professional endorsement issued to individuals holding a Professional Teaching Certificate. May be issued to an applicant who:

  • Qualifies for the special education endorsement.
  • Has completed a minimum of six semester/nine quarter hours of additional graduate-level work in special education/inclusive education and supporting courses.

Program length

This 12-credit program can typically be completed in one year.

Next Steps

Prospective Students seeking to take classes as a guest student must complete the Guest student form (PTC) for every term. To learn more about this Adventist Specialty Endorsement program please contact the Department of Teaching Learning & Curriculum by email at tlcinfo@andrews.edu / curriculum@andrews.edu or by phone at 269-471-3465.

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