2005 - 2006 Special Education Endorsement Program (SPED)

Objectives | Admission | Program Requirements | Program Requirements | Course Descriptions

Objectives

This program leads to a state endorsement in Special Education of students with mild to moderate disabilities. The program may be taken as an undergraduate minor or as part of the Master of Education (MED) Program.

Admission to the Program

Undergraduate students must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program (as outlined in the Education/Teacher Education Programs section of this catalog) prior to enrolling in any special education course except SPED 303/503. Students who already have a baccalaureate degree and a teaching certificate must be admitted under the Master of Education admissions procedure outlined in the MED section of this catalog.

Mild/Moderate Special Education Endorsement Program Requirements

(1) Admission to the Early Childhood, Elementary, or Secondary teacher preparation programs, or (2) admission to the Master of Education program with a basic/standard teaching certificate.

Completion of the following courses for endorsement (may be taken at the undergraduate numbered in the 300s or graduate level numbered in the 500s).

Requirement Description

Credit Hours

I.

Required Courses

24

SPED 303/503 Roles of the Special Educator
SPED 308/508 Principles and Application of Special Education Assessment
SPED 335/535 Methods of Instruction and Curriculum for K - 12 Special Education I
SPED 340/540 Methods of Instruction and Curriculum for K - 12 Special Education II
SPED 385/585 Behavioral Supports in Special Education
SPED 390/590 Student Teaching in Special Education

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TOTAL HOURS FOR THE SPECIAL EDUCATION ENDORSEMENT PROGRAM

24