Special Education K-6 Endorsement

Endorsement: Special Education K-6 Endorsement
Degree Level: Graduate
Credit Hours: 24-48 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 K-6 Endorsement is designed for teachers who do not presently have an endorsement in Special Education. This program meets the certification requirements 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 K-6 online. In addition to the K-6 special education program coursework, you will also need to complete the professional sequence as required by the Nebraska Department of Education.


Required Courses

TE 805P - Overview of Assistive Technology
TESE 816D - Practicum in Special Education
TESE 830 - Consultation and Collaboration with Families & 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 864P - Field Experience in Special Education (1 credit hour)  or documented experience working with individuals with disabilities
TESE 867 - Functional Behavior Assessment and Behavior Intervention Planning
TESE 872 - Strategies for Teaching Students with Intellectual Disabilities
TESE 873 - Teaching Students with Multiple Disabilities
TESE 879P - Teaching Social Skills to Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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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