Wayne State College

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. The class sequence listed is suggested only. The final decision rests with the student and academic advisor.

2023-24 Academic Year

Additional endorsements (field, subject, or supplemental) or at least 9 additional hours will be needed to reach the 120-hour minimum graduation requirement.

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 255 Functional Curriculum and Instructional Strategies (3)
General Studies CAT 4, CAT 5, CAT 6, CAT 7, and CAT 8 (15)

Start completing initial benchmarks during EDU 245.

EDU 216 Children’s Literature (3)
EDU 245 Preparing for Level 2: Teacher Candidacy (take with EDU 250 or first semester at WSC) (0)
EDU 250 Human Development and Cognition (prereq: EDU 150) (3)
EDU 275 PK-12 Instructional Design (prereq: EDU 150) (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 (3)
SPD 254 Instructional Methods for Special Education 7-12 (spring only) (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.

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, Evaluation, and the IEP K-12 (3)
SPD 435 Classroom Management through Social/Emotional Learning K-6 (3)
SPD 461 Practicum in Special Education (3)
SPD 436 Classroom Management through Social-Emotional Learning 7-12 (3)
General approved elective (6)
Approved elective in SPD Professional Education core

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 Mathematics in the Elementary and Middle School (3)
EDU 445 Preparing for Level 3: Clinical Practice (semester before clinical practice) (0)
SPD 452 Consultation and Collaboration (3)
General approved elective (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.