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Elementary Education with Special Education (K-6)

The following is a sample program of study for the elementary education (K-8) field endorsement paired with a special education generalist (K-6) subject endorsement.

Total hours for pairings: 135

2020-21 Academic Year

CLASS

CREDIT HOURS

FRESHMAN

 

CNA 100 Principles of Human Communication (General Studies CAT 2)

3

EDU 150 Intro to Professional Education

3

ENG 102 Composition Skills (General Studies CAT 1)

3

ENG 150 Topics in Literature OR ENG 280 Themes and Movements in Literature (General Studies CAT 6)

3

MAT 210 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers or as advised (General Studies CAT 3)

Additional math required if Math ACT is less than 19.

3

NAT 280 Life Science for Elementary Education (General Studies CAT 7)

3

SPD 160 Introduction to Special Education

3

SPD 200 Inclusive Learning Strategies

3

General Studies CAT 5

3

General Studies CAT 9 (FCS 207 or PED 103)

3

It is recommended that students satisfactorily complete the Core exam before completion of freshman year.

*Additional math required if Math ACT is less than 19.

   

SOPHOMORE

 

ART 315 Art and Creative Processes in Education

3

EDU 216 Children’s Literature

2

EDU 217 Diverse Family Systems

2

EDU 250 Human Development and Cognition

3

EDU 275 PK-12 Instructional Design

3

MAT 215 Math for Elementary Teachers II

3

MUS 214 Music and Creative Processes in Education

2

SPD 252 Foundations of K-6 (fall only)

3

General Studies CAT 4, CAT 8, and CAT 10 (ECO 202, GEO 120, HIS 120, or POS 110)

9

Second science course (recommended: NAT 281 Physical Science for Elementary Education)

3

Advancement to Level 2: Acceptance to Educator Preparation Candidacy required for enrollment in EDU/SPD 300-400 level classes.

 

JUNIOR

 

CNA 451 Speech Pathology (fall only)

3

EDU 302 Curriculum, Standards, and Assessment

3

EDU 320 Instructional Media and Technology

2

EDU 331 Development of Physical Education and Health in the Elementary
and Middle School

3

EDU 332 Developing Language Arts in the Elementary and Middle School

3

EDU 335 Clinical Experience I

1

EDU 340 Early Reading

3

EDU 341 Intermediate Reading

3

SPD 300 Bias, Stereotype, and Prejudice in Education

3

SPD 332 Special Education Law

3

SPD 352 Assessment, Evaluation, and IEP K-12

3

SPD 361 Clinical Experience Special Education

3

SPD 435 Social, Emotional Development, Behavior Intervention, and Elementary Prosocial Classroom Management

3

 

SENIOR

 

SPD 302 Inclusive Practices for the General and Special Educator

3

EDU 423 Development of Social Studies in the Elementary and Middle School

3

EDU 430 Literacy Assessment

3

EDU 431 Development of Science in the Elementary and Middle School

3

EDU 432 Development of Math in the Elementary and Middle School

3

EDU 435 Practicum Experience II

1

SPD 452 Consultation and Collaboration

3

Advancement to Level 3: Clinical Practice

EDU 452 Clinical Practice and Seminar in the Elementary School

12

SPD 458 Clinical Practice and Seminar Special Education K-6

6

All persons seeking Nebraska certification are required to provide proof of a passing score on the Praxis II content test designated for the area(s) of endorsement.  For information about the test requirements, please visit the Nebraska Department of Education website.