Endorsement in K-12 Special Education

Learning, networking, and career opportunities

The Endorsement in Special Education K-12 is designed to provide post baccalaureate preparation for public school teachers who wish to broaden their knowledge of teaching children with exceptional learning needs.

HANDS-ON LEARNING opportunities

  • Facilitating professional development activities for colleagues
  • Field experience
  • 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):

  • Special Education Teacher
Alumni of our program work at:
  • Dardanelle School District
  • Other districts in Arkansas and surrounding states
  • Russellville School District
  • 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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