Endorsement in Special Education Birth-K

Learning, networking, and career opportunities

The endorsement is designed to provide post baccalaureate preparation for teachers who wish to broaden their knowledge of teaching children with exceptional learning needs ages birth to kindergarten.

HANDS-ON LEARNING opportunities

  • Field experience
  • Interaction with teachers, parents, and administrators
  • Unit, lesson plan and assessment development for students with special learning needs


  • Creating units, lesson plans, and assessments
  • Examining learning data for students with special needs
  • Working collaboratively with teachers, administrators and parents/guardians
  • Working with diverse populations

Students living in states bordering Arkansas receive in-state tuition.
Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. The Arkansas Tech University school code to use on the FAFSA is 001089.

Payment Options:

  • Financial Aid
  • Payment Plan
  • Graduate Assistantships

You could work as a(n):

  • Public School Teachers

Alumni of our program work at:

  • Friendship Services
  • Other service providers in Arkansas and surrounding states
  • Pediatrics Plus
  • Stepping Stone

View the links below to better understand the courses, the course timeline, and who your faculty will be when you enroll as an ATU student.

Credentials that stack with this degree:

  • EdD School Leadership
  • Endorsement in K-12 Dyslexia
  • Master(s) in Special Education, Instructional Design and Technology, Library Media Specialist, School Counseling, Curriculum Leadership or Educational Leadership

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