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. The Exceptional Child certificate enables a special education teacher to work with students with special and individual needs in grades K-12. This certificate allows teachers to work in a resource program or through inclusion in a regular classroom. Students interested in the Exceptional Child certificate must integrate the special education courses and internship into their Elementary or Secondary Teacher Education program. Teacher candidates must also complete certification in either Elementary or Secondary Education. Courses should be taken in order listed. Students must pass the Praxis II exam for special education: #5543-Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Application. Students must also pass the Praxis II exam #5001 “Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects” for the Exceptional Child Certificate.

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.