Endorsement in Special Education
Option 1: Special Education 7-12 (For certified teachers)
Option 2: Special Education K-6 (For certified teachers)
Candidates applying for the Special Education endorsement to be placed
on a Nebraska certificate must provide evidence they have passed the
required Praxis II test (Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications, code 5354).
These courses make up the 34 hours of Required Courses for "ALL" SPECIAL EDUCATION endorsement candidates. See below for Additional Requirements for Option 1 & 2.
EDS 610 Collaborative Teaching: An Inclusion Model - 3 hrs.
EDS 620 Exceptional Child - 3 hrs.
EDS 621 Advanced Assessment - 3 hrs.
EDS 621L Advanced Assessment Practicum - 1 hr.
EDS 622 School Programming for Exceptional Youth - 3 hrs.
EDS 625 Methods of Teaching Mild/Moderate Special Education - 3 hrs.
EDS 626 Advanced Instructional Modifications and Accommodations - 3 hrs.
EDS 631 Teaching Strategies for Exceptional Children - 3 hrs.
EDS 632 Critical Issues in Special Education - 3 hrs.
EDU 663 Reading/Writing in the Content Area - 3 hrs.
EDS 699 Behavior Intervention Strategies- 3 hrs.
One of the following:
EDU 645 Assessment of Literacy - 3 hrs.
EDU 614 Assessment of Literacy Development - 3 hrs.
EDU 602 Assessment of Learning - 3 hrs.
Option 1: 7-12 Special Education Endorsement
In addition to the above coursework; complete the following for Special Education 7-12:
EDS-680B Practicum for Special Education 7-12
For elementary teachers who wish to add this endorsement you must complete 9 hours in a core content area (math, science, language arts, social science, etc.) and a second practicum experience also in a secondary school.
Option 2: K-6 Special Education Endorsement
In addition to the above coursework; complete the following for Special Education K-6:
EDS-680A Practicum for Special Education in K-6
For secondary teachers who wish to add this endorsement you must complete one reading, one writing, and one mathematics course for elementary students and a second practicum in elementary.
Link to information about Special Education K-12 Certification - Initial Certification at the Advanced Level Program.
Visit the College of Education website.