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 elementary or secondary education program. 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 complete a major endorsement in either Elementary Education (All Subjects K-8) or Secondary Education (Specific Content Area 6-12). For endorsement, students must also pass the Praxis II exam #5543-Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Application.
|INCLUSION STRATEGIES K-12 (prerequisite to all SE courses) 1
|SPECIAL EDUCATION FIELD EXPERIENCE
|FOUNDATIONAL LITERACY 1
|INTERMEDIATE LITERACY 1
|Select one of the following:
|ADAPTIVE TEACHING 6-12
|ADAPTIVE TEACHING I
and ADAPTIVE TEACHING II 1
|CONSULTING WITH PARENTS AND PROFESSIONALS
|SPECIAL EDUCATION INTERNSHIP 2
|SE-484 substitutes for 6 credits of the following:
|PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP IN EDUCATION K-8, II 1
|PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP IN EDUCATION 6-12 1
These courses are required as a part of the Elementary Teacher Education Program.
Internship requires admission to the Teacher Education Program and completion of all Special Education courses.