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Educator Preparation Program

Fort Lewis College

Special Education Alternative Licensure: Graduate

The Special Education Alternative Certification is an 8-credit program that allows non-special education licensed educators to fill special education positions with guidance and support from mentors and an instructor while gaining a special education endorsement. Through our program, you will be able to monitor progress for students with disabilities, advocate for students with disabilities, plan transitions for a variety of settings, and process and identify strategies for Response to Intervention (RtI). Special focus on inclusive pedagogy, culturally responsive teaching and rural education.

Pathway Type:

Alternative Teacher Licensure

Course Format:



9-12 months

Region(s) Served:


Contact Information:

Department of Teacher Education
Graduate Studies
Fort Lewis College
1000 Rim Drive
Durango, CO 81301-3999
(970) 247-7097


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Endorsement Area(s):

  • Special Education Generalist (ages 5-21)

To request a change to this program pathway, copy the following pathway reference id and submit a change request form.

Pathway Reference ID: 65135