– Deadlines Extended –

Due to the delay in FAFSA data being supplied to the University of Oregon, the UO is extending the confirmation deadline to June 1, 2024, for first-year students admitted for fall 2024. We are also extending the priority FAFSA filing deadline to April 1, 2024, for all UO students.

Special education

Teaching mathematics

Undergraduate minor
Certificate in foundations of special education

About the minor

The special education minor teaches the foundational knowledge and experiences for those who plan to pursue a career in general teaching or special education teaching, work with individuals with disabilities, or tackle challenges concerning people with special needs. If you are interested in becoming a teacher, some course credits can be applied toward the requirements for an Oregon special educator teaching license.

A little more info

  • Our special education program typically has around 100 students working toward the minor.
  • Special education students complete immersive field studies.
  • UO’s special education graduate program is ranked third in the nation.

Career opportunities

Most special education students continue on to graduate studies that can lead to careers in higher education and research, consultation positions in education, and policymaking in state and federal governments.

Learn More