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Special Education Endorsement

Special Education Endorsement


 

Why choose Special Education?

Special Educators have opportunities to have personal and rewarding interactions with students with disabilities. Special educators are in great demand in Utah as well as throughout the country. Adding a Special Education license to your basic teaching license enables you to teach K-12 students with mild/moderate/severe disabilities.

Here at Westminster College, graduate students are provided with opportunities to pursue their interests in special education through a well-established, challenging degree program that leads to employment in this area of critical need. Courses are offered at times convenient for working teachers and paraprofessionals. 
 

Mild/Moderate license coursework for teachers who hold a general education license: (22 credits)

SPED 503 Roles of the Special Educator (3)
SPED 508 Principles and Application of Special Ed Assessment (3)
SPED 535 Methods of Instruction and Curriculum for K – 6 Special Education I (3)
SPED 540 Methods of Instruction and Curriculum for 7 – 12 Special Education II (3) 
SPED 577 Facilitating Services Across Disciplines (3)
SPED 585 Behavioral Supports in Special Education (3)
SPED 590 Student Teaching in Special Education (4)

Severe license coursework for teachers who hold a general education license: (22 credits)

SPED 503 Roles of the Special Educator (3)
SPED 508 Principles and Application of Special Ed Assessment (3)
SPED 536 Methods of Instruction and Curriculum for K-6 Severe Special Education I (3)
SPED 541 Methods of Instruction and Curriculum for 7 - 12 Severe Special Education II (3)
SPED 577 Facilitating Services Across Disciplines (3)

SPED 585 Behavioral Supports in Special Education (3)
SPED 590 Student Teaching in Special Education (4)
 

Mild/Moderate license coursework for teachers who hold a Severe license: (20 credits)

SPED 535 Methods of Instruction and Curriculum for K - 6 Special Education I (3)
SPED 540 Methods of Instruction and Curriculum for 7 - 12 Special Education II (3)
SPED 577 Facilitating Services Across Disciplines (3)
SPED 590 Student Teaching in Special Education (4)
MAT 633 Math Methods (3)
MAT 663 Literacy Foundations, Assessment & Instruction (4)
To complete the MED with this option, students take 1 elective credit from MED course offerings and the courses listed below. 
 

Severe license coursework for teachers who hold a Mild/Moderate Education license: (13 credits)

SPED 536 Methods of instruction and Curriculum for K-6 Severe Special Education I (3)
SPED 541 Methods of Instruction and Curriculum for 7 - 12 Severe Special Education II (3)
SPED 577 Facilitating Services Across Disciplines (3)
SPED 590 Student Teaching in Special Education (4) 

To complete the MED with this option, students take 8 elective credits from MED course offerings and the courses listed below. 

To complete the Master of Education degree, students take the following courses:

MED 606 Theoretical Perspectives (3)
MED 650 Introduction to Research Methods (2)
MED 679 Research Methodologies (3)
MED 680 Research Project (3)
 

TOTAL HOURS FOR SPED ENDORSEMENT FOLLOWED BY COMPLETION OF M.ED. (33)

 

Want to complete the Special Ed Endorsement with National Board Certification preparation?

If you are pursuing your initial license, please check out the Master of Arts in Teaching degree for general education and the Master of Arts in Teaching Special Education license.

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