OR MS Special Education Certification and Exam Requirements

Oregon MS Special Education Certification and Exam Requirements

In Oregon, this program leads to an endorsement in Special Education: Generalist.


1) Content Exam: ORELA/NES Special Education exam

You must pass this exam before you can be recommended for the endorsement in Oregon.


2) WGU Program Requirement: Praxis 5543, Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications

If you matriculated after 9/1/2011, you must pass this exam to graduate and be recommended for your endorsement. 


3) Practicum Requirement: Those who matriculated in the MS Special Education program after March 1, 2010 will complete 240 in-class clock hours of supervised practicum in elementary and secondary special education classrooms as part of their capstone project.



Visit these links for more important information:
General Information About Licensing in Oregon

General Policies Regarding External Certification Exams
Registering for Praxis Exams
Submitting Exam Scores to WGU
Adding an Endorsement to an Oregon Teaching License









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