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Graduate Non-Degree Seeking Options &
Program Information At-A-Glance

(Endorsement/Initial or Second Licensure)

Kaitlin Lindsey

Kaitlin Lindsey
k.lindsey@utah.edu
801-581-4764

Graduate Non-Degree Seeking Options in Special Education

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SP ED Endorsement/Licensure Only

SP ED Endorsement/Licensure Only

Students who have previously been awarded a degree (minimum level: bachelor) are eligible to take classes in our endorsement/initial or second licensure only programs. Students in these programs are not seeking a degree from the University of Utah; instead, students will complete only the requirements needed for a  teaching license in an area of special education.

Programs are offered in the following areas: Mild/Moderate Disabilities, Severe Disabilities, Preschool Special Education/Early Intervention, Visual Impairments, Deaf and Hard of Hearing and Deafblind.

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BCBA Program

BCBA Program

Students who have previously been awarded a degree (minimum level: master) are eligible to take classes in our BCBA program. Students in this program are not seeking a degree from the University of Utah; instead, students will complete only the requirements needed to sit for the national BCBA certification exam.

Endorsement/Licensure Only Students

All Endorsement/Licensure only Special Education students must be first admitted to the University of Utah as a “Non-Matriculated” student
(a student who has permission to register for classes, but is not working toward a degree).

Apply for Admission to the University of Utah as a “Non-Matriculated” student

Visit the Office of Admissions website to view application deadlines, apply for admission to the University of Utah as a “Non-Matriculated” student and pay the application fee. Send your official transcript(s) to the Office of Admissions electronically or by mail.

Select a Specialization Area

Mild/Moderate Disabilities Severe Disabilities Preschool/ Early Intervention Visual Impairments

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Deafblind BCBA

Meet with the Special Education Academic Advisor

Schedule an appointment with an Academic Advisor. The advisor will introduce you to the academic programs and resources in the Department of Special Education.

Apply for Admission to the Department of Special Education

Learn more about the prerequisites and application process for admission to the Department of Special Education.

Application admissions checklist 

professional statement instructions Letter of Recommendation form background check instructions

Additional Information

Once permission to register as a "Non-Matriculated" student has been granted, you may continue to take classes each term as long as you stay in good standing with the University. If you do not register in at least one credit course each semester (not including the summer semester), you will be required to reapply before you can begin taking classes again.

Credit earned as a "Non-Matriculated" student will only be applied toward a degree after you become a "Matriculated" (degree-seeking) student. A maximum of 9 hours graduate credit from the University of Utah may be considered toward an advanced degree (M.Ed. or M.S.).

Last Updated: 8/21/18