Special Education Generalist 7-12 Endorsement

Endorsement: Special Education Generalist 7-12 Endorsement
Degree Level: Graduate
Credit Hours: 24-53 credit hours (transcript review is required)
Delivery Format: Online
Prerequisites: Teacher Certification in any discipline (Initial teaching certification may be obtained through this program with the completion of additional courses.)

The Special Education Generalist 7-12 Endorsement is an additional endorsement designed for teachers who do not presently have an endorsement in Special Education. This program meets the endorsement  requirements for certification in the state of Nebraska. Students pursuing certification in other states must check with their State Department of Education for certification requirements.

For those who have a bachelor's degree in a major other than education, you can pursue an initial teaching certificate in special education 7-12 online. In addition to the 7-12 special education program coursework, you will also need to complete the professional sequence courses.

Required Courses (24-53 hours)

TE 805P - Overview of Assistive Technology
TESE 816D - Practicum in Special Education
TESE 830 - Consultation and Collaboration with Families and Agencies Serving Individuals with Disabilities
TESE 837P - Medical Aspects of Individuals with Disabilities
TESE 861 - Legal Issues in Special Education
TESE 862 - Formal & Informal Assessment in Special Education
TESE 863 - Research-Based Instructional Strategies for Students with Disabilities
TESE 867 - Functional Behavior Assessment and Behavior Intervention Planning
TESE 875P - Preparing Adolescents for the Post-Secondary World
TESE 876P - Transitional Issues for Individuals with Disabilities
TESE 879P - Teaching Social Skills to Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Academic Concentration 

(18 credit hours)

Students need to complete coursework in one of the following academic areas: Language Arts, Math, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Business Education, Art, Music, Health, Physical Education, World Language (French, German or Spanish), Psychology and K-6 Special Education.

How do I get started?

1. Learn more
about the program on the Department of Teacher Education website, or request information.

2. Prepare to apply by viewing the program's application process, or apply now.

3. Contact the coordinator with any questions about the program:

Sarah Bartling
Online Program Coordinator
Department of Teacher Education
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Phone: 308-865-8513
Email: teacheredonline@unk.edu
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