Special Education Behavior Intervention Specialist (BIS) Supplemental Endorsement

Endorsement: Special Education BIS Supplemental Endorsement
Degree Level: Graduate
Credit Hours: 21 credit hours (transcript review is required)
Delivery Format: Online
Prerequisites: Teacher Certification in any discipline


The Special Education Behavior Intervention Specialist (BIS) Supplemental Endorsement is designed for teachers who currently have an Initial Teaching certificate and wish to add this to their certificate. Students who do not hold a Special Education endorsement will be required to take additional courses. 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.


Required Courses (21 hours)


TESE 816d - Practicum in SPED
TESE 867 - Functional Behavior Assessment & Behavior Intervention Planning
TESE 879P - Teach Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder & Developmental Disabilities
TESE 881 - Characteristics & Identification of Behavior & Learning Disabilities
TESE 882 - Applied Behavior Analysis
TESE 883 - Intervention Strategies Individuals w/Behavior & Emotional Disorders
TESE 888 - Positive Behavior Intervention

Additional Courses (12 hours)

The following courses must only be taken if a student does not have a prior SPED Endorsement:

TESE 830 - Consultation & Collaboration
TESE 837P - Medical Aspects
TESE 861 - Legal Issues in SPED
TESE 862 - Formal/Informal Assessment in SPED
TESE 863 - Research-based Instructional Strategies
TE 805P - Overview of Assistive Technology


How do I get started?


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

2. Apply to the program.

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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