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Special Education
Scholarship Opportunity

A scholarship for up to $30,000 in tuition support towards special education licensure at Portland State University. Undergraduate and Graduate options are available.

We are recruiting teacher candidates interested in improving literacy outcomes for culturally and linguistically diverse students with disabilities and their families. Applicants with bilingual/bicultural backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Learn More

Watch our 3-minute video introduction


Application Requirements

Eligible candidates must: 

  • Have experience or desire to work with students with disabilities from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in literacy

  • Have a linguistically diverse background, and/or unique skills to serve culturally or linguistically diverse students with disabilities

  • Be committed to teaching as a special educator

  • Apply and be admitted into one of the Portland State University program options:

  1. Undergraduate Special Educator

  2. Graduate Special Educator

  3. Inclusive Elementary Educator Program

  4. Secondary Dual Educator Program

  5. Added Endorsement [AddSPED]


Not yet admitted? Click the links above to learn more.


Eligible candidates need to be able to provide evidence for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that the individual is (i) A lawful permanent resident of the United States; or (ii) In the United States for other than a temporary purpose with the intention of becoming a citizen or permanent resident.


Participation Requirements Include:

  • Monthly Saturday meetings 2-3 hours

  • Maintain good academic standing

  • Engage in coaching and advisement meetings monthly 

  • Participate in a summer clinical literacy experience

Apply Online!

Now accepting DICE PLUSS scholarship applications for the 2023-2024 academic year

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