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Special Education Generalist (K-12) Program of Study

Every effort is made to ensure this information is current, but please be aware that some content may have changed. There is no substitute for developing a careful course registration plan in consultation with your advisor. For questions about this content, please see your advisor.  Additional endorsements (field, subject, or supplemental) or at least 6 additional hours will be needed to reach the 120-hour minimum graduation requirement.

2021-22 Academic Year

CLASS

CREDIT HOURS

FRESHMAN

 

EDU 150 Introduction to Professional Education

3

ENG 102 Composition Skills (General Studies CAT 1)

3

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

3

SPD 160 Introduction to Special Education

3

SPD 200 Inclusive Learning Strategies

3

General Studies CAT 4, CAT 5, CAT 6, CAT 7, and CAT 8

15

It is recommended that students satisfactorily complete the Core exam during freshman year.

   

SOPHOMORE

 

EDU 216 Children's Literature

3

EDU 250 Human Development and Cognition

3

EDU 275 PK-12 Instructional Design

3

*MAT 210 Math for Elementary School Teachers (General Studies CAT 3)

3

MAT 215 Math for Elementary School Teachers II

3

SPD 252 Instructional Methods for Special Education K-6 (fall only)

3

SPD 254 Instructional Methods for Special Education 7-12

3

SPD 300 Bias, Stereotype, and Prejudice in Education

3

SPD 302 Inclusion and Co-teaching in General Education

3

General Studies CAT 9 and CAT 10

6

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

*Additional math may be necessary if ACT is less than 19.

 

 

JUNIOR

 

CNA 451 Speech Pathology (fall only)

3

EDU 332 Development of Language Arts in the Elementary and Middle School

3

EDU 341 Intermediate Reading

3

SPD 332 Special Education Law

3

SPD 352 Assessment and Evaluation and the IEP K-12

3

SPD 361 Practicum Experience Special Education

3

SPD 435 Classroom Management through Social-Emotional Learning K-6

3

SPD 436 Classroom Managment through Social-Emotional Learning 7-12

3

Electives or additional endorsement courses

6

   

SENIOR

 

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

SPD 452 Consultation and Collaboration

3

Elective or additional endorsement

3

 

 

Advancement to Level 3: Clinical Practice

SPD 458 Clinical Practice and Seminar for Special Education K-6

6

SPD 460 Clinical Practice and Seminar for Special Education 7-12

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 at www.education.ne.gov.

Revised 5/20/21