Special Education - Standard Exceptional Child Certificate with Generalist Endorsement, Grades K-12 Minor

The Special Education program prepares generalists rather than specialists in any one area of special education. Students interested in the endorsement of Exceptional Child Generalist K-12 must integrate the special education courses and internship into their major program that leads to a Standard Instructional teaching certificate. Obtaining the Exceptional Child Generalist endorsement enables a special education teacher to work with students with special and individual needs in grades K-12 in a resource program or through inclusion in a regular classroom. Teacher candidates must also complete endorsement in either Elementary Education-All Subjects K-8 or Secondary Education-Specific Content Area 6-12. Courses should be taken in order listed. Students must pass the following Praxis II exams for special education: #5543-Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Application and Praxis II exam #5001 “Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects”.

Program Requirements

SE-322INCLUSION STRATEGIES K-12 (prerequisite to all SE courses) 13.00
SE-335SPECIAL EDUCATION FIELD EXPERIENCE1.00
SE-332INDIVIDUALIZED ASSESSMENT3.00
SE-333INDIVIDUALIZED INSTRUCTION3.00
SE-334INDIVIDUALIZED MOTIVATION3.00
RE/SE-320UNDERSTANDING THE LITERACY PROCESSES 13.00
RE/SE-324ASSESSMENT OF LITERACY DEVELOPMENT 13.00
RE/SE-325FIELD EXPERIENCE II 11.00
Select one of the following:2.00
ADAPTIVE TEACHING 6-12
ADAPTIVE TEACHING I
and ADAPTIVE TEACHING II 1
SE-477CONSULTING WITH PARENTS AND PROFESSIONALS2.00
SE-484SPECIAL EDUCATION INTERNSHIP 26.00
SE-484 substitutes for 6 credits of the following:
PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP IN EDUCATION 6-12 1
or ED-429
PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP IN EDUCATION K-8, II
Total Credits30.00
1

These courses are required as a part of the Elementary Teacher Education Program.

2

Internship requires admission to the Teacher Education Program and completion of all Special Education courses.