General Emphasis

General Special Education Emphasis

The General Special Education emphasis is ideal for someone with a K-12 teaching credential who wishes to become an expert in the field of special education. The Gonzaga Special Education faculty view the education of individual learners as a science, as well as an art. The program concentrates on the skills needed for professional placement in integrated settings, resource rooms, and self-contained classrooms. In addition, candidates are taught to communicate effectively, provide informed ethical advice to families, and act as an advocate for the full inclusion of all individuals.

Program Details

Outcomes: Candidates are trained to become scholars and researchers who can critically evaluate teaching strategies and curricula then communicate those findings to families and the professional community.

Length: The program is 32 credits and typically completed in two years. Courses are taught primarily by full-time faculty.

Early Childhood Special Education Endorsement: Students can choose to add an early childhood special education endorsement while completing the program. This would allow students to work with individuals from birth to 2-years old.