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Mild, Moderate Special Education Teaching Endorsement - Graduate

Campus Location: 
Grand Island
Lincoln
School: 
School of Graduate and Professional Studies
Overview

Four Endorsement Options

  1. Special Education K-12 for Certified Teachers Adding a Special Ed Endorsement
  2. Special Education 7-12 with a secondary content area endorsement for the Initial Certification at the Advanced Level  Students
  3. Special Education K-8 with a secondary content area endorsement for Initial Certification at the Advanced Level Students (Contingent upon taking the EECIA prep course/passing exam)
  4. Special Education K-12 with no secondary content area endorsement for Initial Certification at the Advanced Level Students (Contingent upon taking the EECIA prep course/passing exam)

 

K-12 Special Education Endorsement for Certified Teachers Program Overview

The Special Education endorsement is designed to train teachers to demonstrate an understanding of the philosophical, historical and legal foundations of education for learners with mild or moderate disabilities. At the completion of coursework, teachers will be able to apply the related concepts, principles and processes in their school setting.

Candidacy Requirements

To work toward the Special Education endorsement, candidates must hold or have held a Nebraska certificate in elementary, secondary, or middle grades education, In addition, the following must be completed:
• Must have completed student teaching in an area of certification
• Must have completed practicum experiences in an area of certification
• Must have completed methods course work in an area of certification

Program Requirements

A minimum of 40 graduate hours are required for successful completion of the Mild, Moderate Disabilities endorsement. Practicum experience can be completed at the teacher’s school. The practicum requires a minimum of 150 hours working with special education students. An additional internship is required if the candidate is changing levels of certification.

For additional information visit:

Master of Education endorsement page

Major/Minor

Required 22 credits for all four SPED certificate options:

EDS 620 Exceptional Child (3)
EDS 622 School Programming for Exceptional Youth (3)
EDS 626 Advanced Instructional Modifications and Accommodations for Students (3)
EDS 631 Teaching Strategies for Exceptional Children (3)
EDS 621 Advanced Assessment (3)
EDS 621L Advanced Assessment Practicum (1)
EDS 610 Collaborative Teaching: An Inclusion Model (3)
EDS 632 Critical Issues in Special Education (3)

 

1.  Required coursework for students who are certified teachers and wish to add a K-12 Special education endorsement to their certificate

  • EDU 602 or EDU 614 or EDU 645 Assessment (3)
  • EDS 680A Practicum for Special Education K-12 (3)
  • EDS 625 Mthds Teaching Mild/Moderate Special Ed (3)
  • EDU 663 Reading/Writing in the Content Area (3)
  • Graduate Elective (if secondary teacher, elementary course in Reading is required for this elective) (3)
  • Graduate elective (If secondary teacher, elementary course in Math is required for this elective) (3)
  • Endorsement portfolio is required.

 

2.  Required 18 credits for those Initial Program at the Advanced Level for Certification students who wish to be endorsed SPED 7-12 with another content area

  • EDU 602 or EDU 614 or EDU 645 Assessment (3)
  • EDS 680C Practicum for Special Education in 7 - 12 (3)
  • EDU 663 Reading & Writing in the Content Area (3)
  • EDS 625 Mthds Teaching Mild/Moderate Special Ed (3)
  • Graduate Elective (6)

* You must student teach in your Content Area.
* Complete Initial Program at the Advanced Level for Certification Requirements.
Endorsement portfolio is required.

3. Required 22 credits for those Initial Program at the Advanced Level for Certification students who wish to be endorsed SPED K-8 with another content area

  • EDU 602 or EDU 614 or EDU 645 Assessment (3)
  • EDS 680B Practicum for Special Education in K-8 (3)
  • EDU 663 Reading & Writing in the Content Area (3)
  • EDS 625 Mthds Teaching Mild/Moderate Special Ed (3)
  • EDS 699 EECIA Examination Preparation Course (1)
  • Two three-credit Language Arts graduate courses – one in reading and one in writing for K-8 (6)
  • Mathematics Methods for Elementary Education (3)

* You must student teach in your Content Area.
* Complete Initial Program at the Advanced Level for Certification requirements
Endorsement portfolio is required.

 

4. Required 30 credits for those Initial Program at the Advanced Level for Certification students wishing to be endorsed SPED K-12 only – no content area certification

  • EDU 602 or EDU 614 or EDU 645 Assessment (3)
  • EDS 680A Practicum for Special Education K-12 (3)
  • EDU 663 Reading in the Content Area (3)
  • EDS 625 Mthds Teaching Mild/Moderate Special Ed (3)
  • EDS 655 Student Teaching in Special Education (8)
  • EDS 699 EECIA Examination Preparation Course (1)
  • Two three-credit Language Arts graduate courses – one in reading and one in writing for K-8 (6)
  • Mathematics Methods for Elementary Education (3)

* *Complete Initial Program at the Advanced Level for Certification requirements.
Endorsement portfolio is required.

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