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Special Education

Chadron State College offers a cross-categorical special education program, providing endorsements of current information, skills, and methods regarding program planning, implementation, and assessment for learners with mild/moderate disabilities. Endorsements in mild/moderate disabilities have been selected for their broad scope to effectively meet the special educational needs of teachers who will serve students in the service area of Chadron State College.

The Degree of Bachelor of Science in Education with a FIELD ENDORSEMENT IN MILD/MODERATE DISABILITIES (K-12)

Students seeking a teaching endorsement in the area of Mild/Moderate Disabilities (K-12) are required to complete the following courses in addition to the Professional Education courses for Secondary Education (2.50 minimum G.P.A. required) and the General Studies Program requirements.

The Teacher Internship experience in mild/moderate disabilities (K-12) requires 8 Teacher Internship credit hours in a Special Education setting at the secondary level as well as 8 credit hours at the elementary level; (EDUC 480V, Teacher Internship M/M K-12).

Professional Education

The following courses are prerequisites to the Professional Year (2.50 G.P.A. required no grade below a "C"):

EDUC 131 Introduction to Teaching 3 PSYC 231 Educational Psychology 3
EDUC 224 Multimedia Support of Instruction/Learning 2 SPED 230 Intro to Exceptional Learner 3
EDUC 320 Elem/MS Observation and Participation 2 Total Hours 12

Mild/Moderate Disabilities Endorsement Courses (K-12)

CTE 431 Intro to Special Needs Program in CTE 3 SPED 331 Behavior Interventions 3
HPER 422 Intro to Adapted PE 3 SPED 332 Language and Learning Disorders 3
PSYC 334 Developmental Psychology 3 SPED 335 Elem/Sec Meth. Mat M/M Dis 4
PSYC 336 Adolescent Psychology 3 SPED 337 Program Dev., Imp. & Eval 3
SPED 231 Survey of Effects of M/M Disability 3 SPED 416 Clinical Exp. in Appr. Exc. Child 1
SPED 232 Interper. Comm. Skills for SPED 3 SPED 435 Assess. Indiv. with M/M Disability 3
SPED 316e Microteach Elem/Middle School 1 SPED 438 Consultation/Collaboration 3
SPED 316s Microteach Secondary Special Ed 1 Total hours 40

The Degree of Bachelor of Science in Education with a Middle Grades Content Area of Specialization in Mild/Moderate Disabilities (Grades 4-9)

This endorsement content area qualifies individuals to teach Special Education (individuals with Mild/Moderate Disabilities) at the middle grades level. The Teacher Internship experience in Mild/Moderate Disabilities (Grades 4-9) requires 8 teacher internship credit hours in a Special Education setting at the middle grades level. A student must complete the following course requirements, as well as, the General Studies and professional Education-Middle Grades program course requirements, in addition to one other 18 credit hour Middle Grades Content Area of Specialization.

SPED 316 Micro Teaching Elem/MS 1   SPED 335 Elem/MS/Sec Methods 4
SPED 435 Assess. Indiv. With M/M Disab 3   SPED 438 Consultation/Collaboration 3
SPED 331 Behavior Internventions 3   SPED 337 Program Devel., Improv, & Eval 3
SPED 416 Clinical Exper. in Appr. of Exc Child 1   Total hours 18

The Degree of Bachelor of Science in Education with and EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION UNIFIED ENDORSEMENT ( Birth through Grade 3)

This endorsement qualifies teachers to teach early childhood and/or special education from birth through grade 3. A student must complete the following program requirements in addition to the General Studies program and Professional Education Program course requirements:

Professional Education

The following courses are prerequisites to the Professional Year (2.50 minimum G.P.A. required no grade may be below a "C"):

EDUC 131 Intro to Teaching 3   PSYC 334 Developmental Psychology 3
EDUC 224 Multimedia Support of Instruction/Learning 2   SPED 230 Intro to the Exceptional Learner 3
EDUC 320 Elem/MS Obs & Participation 2   Total hours 13

Early Childhood Education Unified Endorsement

The following courses are prerequisites to the Professional Year (minimum 2.50 G.P.A. required and no grade below a "C"):

EDUC 231 Play, Art & Music for Early Childhood 3   FCS 448 Early Childhood Practicum 4
EDUC 232 Sci, Math & Soc Studies for Early Childhood 3   SPED 231 Survey & Effects of M/M Disability 3
EDUC 233 Lit & Language Arts for Early Childhood 3   SPED 232 Interpersonal Communication Skills  
EDUC 321 Teach Elem/MS Math 2   Or  
FCS 139 Child Growth and Development 3   FCS 239 Partners in Early Childhood Education 3
FCS 237 Guidance Tech Human Relations 3   SPED 316e Micro Teaching in Preschool 1
Or     SPED 332 Language & Learning Disorders 3
SPED 331 Behavior Interventions 3   SPED 337 Program Dev, Implem, & Management 3
FCS 238 Prenatal & Infant Development 3   SPED 416 Clinical Exp-Exceptional Child 1
FCS 321a Curriculum Development 2   SPED 438 Consultation/Collaboration 3
FCS 423 Program Management 3   Total hours 46

Professional Year Courses: (two semesters) comprised of "Block" Professional Semester and the Teacher Internship Experience Semester (Student Teaching)

The following courses can be taken only as part of the Professional Year (minimum 2.50 G.P.A. required): Refer to Professional Year page for Application information.

Semester #1 - Block

 

EDUC 413 Elem/MS Curriculum & Counseling 1   EDUC 417 Teach Reading Diagnosis 1
EDUC 414 Classroom Management 1   EDUC 422 Teach Elem/MS Science & Health 2
EDUC 415 Human Relations/Multicultural 1   EDUC 423 Teaching Primary Reading 2
EDUC 416 Elem/MS Assessment 1   EDUC 424 Teaching Intermediate Reading 2
      Total Hours 11

Semester #2 - Teacher Internship

EDUC 480P, Teacher Internship Primary and EDUC 480R, Teacher Internship Early Childhood Education Unified can be taken only upon successful completion of the above (Semester #1-"Block") courses (minimum G.P.A. of 2.50 required).

MINOR in Mild/Moderate Disabilities (K-8)

These courses must be completed along with the Elementary Education Field endorsement course curriculum:

HPER 422 Intro to Adapted PE 3   SPED 331 Behavior Interventions 3
SPED 231 Survey and Effects of M/M Disab 3   SPED 332 Language & Learning Disorders 3
SPED 232 Interpersonal Comm. Skills 3   SPED 335 Elem/MS/Sec Methods & Materials 4
SPED 316 Microteach Pre/Elem/Middle School 1   SPED 337 Program Dev., Imp. & Mgmt 3
      Total Hours 23

 

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