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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.

2019-20 Academic Year

CLASS

CREDIT HOURS

FRESHMAN

 

EDU 150 Professional Education in a Diverse Society

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 250 Human Development and Cognition

3

EDU 275 Introduction to PK-12 Instruction

3

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

3

MAT 215 Math for Elementary School Teachers II

3

SPD 252 Foundations of K-6 (fall only)

3

SPD 254 Foundations of 7-12 (spring only)

3

SPD 300 Bias, Stereotype, and Prejudice in Education

3

SPD 302 Inclusive Practices

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 Social/Emotional Development, Behavior Intervention, and Elementary Classroom Management

3

SPD 436 Social/Emotional Development, Behavior Intervention, and Secondary Classroom Management

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.