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

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. For endorsement, students must pass the Praxis II exam: #5543-Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Application.

Program Requirements

SE-322INCLUSION STRATEGIES K-12 (prerequisite to all SE courses) 13.00
SE-332INDIVIDUALIZED ASSESSMENT3.00
SE-333INDIVIDUALIZED INSTRUCTION3.00
SE-334INDIVIDUALIZED MOTIVATION3.00
SE-335SPECIAL EDUCATION FIELD EXPERIENCE1.00
SE/RE-340FOUNDATIONAL LITERACY 14.00
SE/RE-342INTERMEDIATE LITERACY 14.00
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
Internship Requirements
SE-484SPECIAL EDUCATION INTERNSHIP 26.00
SE-484 substitutes for 6 credits of the following:
PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP IN EDUCATION K-8, II 1
PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP IN EDUCATION 6-12 1
Total Credits31.00