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Special Education Initial Teacher Licensure

Ackerman Hall on the EOU campus

The SEITL undergraduate program is a comprehensive two-year program that combines coursework in core study areas and structured in-person practicum and student teaching field placements. The emphasis of the SEITL undergraduate program is to prepare qualified, informed, and dynamic special educators for an Oregon teaching license with a special educator endorsement.


Jerrod Jolin, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor for Special Education Initial Teacher Licensure

Dr. Jerred Jolin

Professor Jerred Jolin runs Eastern Oregon University’s Special Educator Endorsement Program. He earned his Ph.D in 2018 from the Joint Doctoral Program in Special Education at the University of California, Berkeley & San Francisco State University. His doctoral research applied innovative approaches to educational measurement and assessment in the context of developing a measure of soft skill proficiency for transition-age high school students in special education. In the Graduate School of Education at UCB, his research and coursework in the Quantitative Methods and Evaluation program encompassed methodological applications, in addition to studies into the conceptual and philosophical foundations of the practice of measurement in education.