Bachelor of Science – Education – Field Endorsement in Special Education Generalist (Grades K-12)

Students seeking a teaching endorsement in the area of Special Education Generalist (K-12) are required to complete the following courses in addition to their Professional Education courses and their Essential Studies Program requirements. A student must maintain the required minimum GPA as determined by the Nebraska Department of Education (See Teacher Education Handbook for current GPA)

The Teacher Internship experience for the Special Education Generalist (K-12) requires Teacher Internship experiences in a special education setting at the secondary level, as well as Teacher Internship experience at the elementary level; (EDUC 490 TEACHER INTERNSHIP - STUDENT TEACHING and EDUC 495 EDUCATION CAPSTONE.)

Professional Education

The following courses are prerequisites to the Professional Year (Senior/Capstone Year). A student must maintain the required minimum GPA as required by the Nebraska Department of Education (See Teacher Education Handbook for current GPA) No Professional Education Course grade may be below a "C".

Essential Studies
Professional Education Courses
EDUC 131INTRODUCTION TO TEACHING3
EDUC 201ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE LEVEL EDUCATION QUALIFYING SEMINAR0
EDUC 224TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES FOR LEARNING3
EDUC 300 OBSERVATION AND PARTICIPATION1-3
EDUC 325LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND LITERACY3
EDUC 329ASSESSMENT FOUNDATIONS2
EDUC 433THE MIDDLE SCHOOL 13
PSYC 231EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY3
SPED 230INTRODUCTION TO THE EXCEPTIONAL LEARNER3
SPED 334DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION FOR DIVERSE CLASSROOMS3
Total Credits24-26

Special Education Generalist Endorsement Courses (K-12)

CTE 431INTRODUCTION TO SPECIAL NEEDS PROGRAMS IN CTE3
HPER 422INTRO TO ADAPTED PHYS ED3
PSYC 254DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY3
or FCS 139 HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
READ 431IMPROVEMENT OF INSTRUCTION IN READING3
SPED 216PRE-REFERRAL CLINICAL EXPERIENCE1
SPED 232INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS FOR SPECIAL EDUCATORS3
SPED 317MICROTEACH IN ECE/ELEM/MS/SEC SPED2
SPED 331BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION AND MANAGEMENT3
SPED 432ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL/SECONDARY METHODS AND MATERIALS FOR MILD/MODERATE DISABILITIES3
SPED 433PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT, IMPLEMENTATION, AND MANAGEMENT3
SPED 435ASSESSING INDIVIDUALS WITH MILD/MODERATE DISABILITIES3
SPED 438CONSULTATION/COLLABORATION3
SPED 439LANGUAGE AND LEARNING DISORDERS3
SPED 455CHAR. LEARNING DISABILITIES3
One Core Content course (Math, Science, Social Science, or Language Arts)3
Total Credits42

Professional Year (Senior Capstone Year) Pathway Options

The Professional Year (Senior/Capstone year) is comprised of two semesters. Students pursuing only the Special Education Endorsement program may select to complete their Professional Year course work requirements by enrolling in either of the Professional Year options identified below.

The professional year courses can be taken only as part of the Professional Year. A student must maintain the required minimum GPA as determined by the Nebraska Department of Education (See Teacher Education Handbook for current GPA). No Professional Year course grade may be below a "C": refer to Application for Professional year requirements. 

Option 1 - Secondary Block Pathway 

Semester #1 - Secondary "Block" (Offered  Fall semester only)

EDUC 411SREADING/WRITING IN CONTENT AREA1
EDUC 412SCURRICULUM AND STANDARDS1
EDUC 414SSECONDARY/MS CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT1
EDUC 415SHUMAN REL/MULTI-CULTURAL1
EDUC 418SSECONDARY/MS ASSESSMENT1
SPED 412SSPECIAL EDUCATION PRACTICES AND STRATEGIES1
Total Credits6

 Semester #2 - Student Teacher Internship

EDUC 490TEACHER INTERNSHIP - STUDENT TEACHING5-9
EDUC 495EDUCATION CAPSTONE3
Total Credits8-12

EDUC 490 TEACHER INTERNSHIP - STUDENT TEACHING and EDUC 495 EDUCATION CAPSTONE must be taken concurrently and may be taken only upon successful completion of the Professional Semester #1 (Block). A student must maintain the required minimum GPA as determined by the Nebraska Department of Education (See Teacher Education Handbook for current GPA) and no Professional Year course grade may be below a “C”: refer to Application for Professional year requirements.

NOTE: A candidate seeking the Special Education Generalist endorsement must take the Praxis II Content Knowledge Test designated by the Nebraska Department of Education, as a requisite for CSC graduation.

Option 2 - School-Based Partnership Pathway- a year long internship experience

This program requires a year-long internship experience within a school setting.  Course work is delivered concurrently either online or "at-a-distance" via Zoom technology after completion of the school work day.

Summer Session (or complete these courses prior to the Internship year). 

EDUC 415EHUMAN REL/MULTI-CULTURAL1
EDUC 423TEACHING PRIMARY READING AND WRITING3
Total Credits4

Semester #1- School-based Internship- Fall Semester

EDUC 413EELEM/MS CURRICULUM & COUNSELING1
EDUC 414ECLASSROOM MANAGEMENT1
EDUC 416EELEMENTARY/MS ASSESSMENT1
EDUC 417ETEACH READING DIAGNOSIS1
EDUC 422TEACHING ELEMENTARY/MS SCIENCE/HEALTH3
SPED 412ESPECIAL EDUCATION PRACTICES AND STRATEGIES1
EDUC 480AFIELD EXPERIENCE1-8
Total Credits9-16

 Semester #2 -  School-based Internship- Spring Semester

EDUC 424TEACHING INTERMEDIATE READING AND WRITING3
EDUC 490TEACHER INTERNSHIP - STUDENT TEACHING5-9
EDUC 495EDUCATION CAPSTONE3
Total Credits11-15

EDUC 490 TEACHER INTERNSHIP - STUDENT TEACHING and EDUC 495 EDUCATION CAPSTONE must be taken concurrently and may be taken only upon successful completion of the Professional Semester #1.  A student must maintain the required minimum GPA as determined by the Nebraska Department of Education (See Teacher Education Handbook for current GPA) and no Professional Year course grade may be below a “C”: refer to Application for Professional year requirements.

NOTE: A candidate seeking the Special Education Generalist endorsement must take the Praxis II Content Knowledge Test designated by the Nebraska Department of Education, as a requisite for CSC graduation