Undergraduate Special Education


The Multi-categorical Special Education endorsement prepares pre-service teachers to teach public school students having learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, and behavior disorders. The program is an add-on certification to the elementary K-6, or the secondary 5-adult degree. The successful candidate will be certified to teach in most general special education classrooms. Pre-service students receive content in courses related to the characteristics and behavior of students with multi-categorical disabilities, assessment, and strategies related to teaching and planning unique, individualized lessons.

Pre-service students adding on in multi-categorical special education will have added marketability as most special education pre-service candidates are approached during student teaching with potential teaching positions in special education.


Endorsement (Elementary grades K-6)

  • Must be admitted to the Elementary Education program
  • Undergraduate GPA of 2.80 or higher (both MU and overall)

Endorsement (Secondary grades 5th-Adult)

  • Must be admitted to a Secondary Education program
  • Undergraduate GPA of 2.80 or higher (both MU and overall)

Plans of Study

Elementary Education add-on endorsement
Secondary Education add-on endorsement

Course Rotation Plan

See what courses are offered in the Fall and Spring semesters.


For questions or further information regarding this program please visit https://www.marshall.edu/coepd/directory/special-education/.

Huntington Campus
Education Building Room 220
One John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755
Phone: 304-696-3131

South Charleston Campus
100 Angus E. Peyton Drive
South Charleston, WV 25303
Phone: 304-746-1992