Special Education Endorsement

Instructional Strategist I: Mild/Moderate

To complete the Instructional Strategist I Endorsement, the candidate must either have a teaching license or be completing requirements toward it. The Instructional Strategist I Endorsement must have either a K-8 or 5-12 emphasis. The required courses for each are below.

See the course schedule for special education endorsement courses offered during the day, evening, and online.

Grades K-8
EDUC 301 Education of Exceptional Persons (3 hrs.)
EDUC 302 Classroom Management (2 hrs.)
EDUC 451* Diagnostic and Assessment Reading Methods (3 hrs.)
EDUC 452* Remedial Reading Methods (3 hrs.)
SPED 305 Collaboration and the Family (3 hrs.)
SPED 341 Characteristics of Special Education Students (3 hrs.)
SPED 342 Diagnosis &Assessment of Students with Disabilities (3 hrs.)
SPED 344 Methods & Teaching Strategies for Students w/ Disabilities (3 hrs.)
SPED 442 Practicum in Special Education (3 or 7 hrs.)

Grades 5-12
EDUC 301 Education of Exceptional Persons (3 hrs.)
EDUC 302 Classroom Management (2 hrs.)
EDUC 327 Reading in the Secondary Content Areas (2 hrs.)
EDUC 451* Diagnostic and Assessment Reading Methods. (3 hrs.)
EDUC 452* Remedial Reading Methods (3 hrs.)
SPED 297 Career Development & Transition for Students w/ Disabilities (3 hrs.)
SPED 341 Characteristics of Special Education (3 hrs.)
SPED 342 Diagnosis and Assessment of Students with Disabilities (3 hrs.)
SPED 344 Methods & Teaching Strategies for Students w/ Disabilities (3 hrs.)
SPED 492 Practicum in Special Education (3 or 7 hrs.)

*Prerequisite EDUC 324: Primary Literacy Methods. All coursework must be completed before taking practicum.