Added Special Education Generalist Endorsement to License
To be endorsed as a special education generalist for ages 5-21, a teacher must hold a bachelor’s degree from a four-year accepted institution of higher education, be licensed at the elementary or secondary level, have completed the plan of study from one of the program options for the preparation of special education generalist, have passed the state special education assessment (i.e. Praxis), and have demonstrated all required state and national standards.
Recommendations for endorsements are made by the program, but endorsement is granted by the State of Colorado. Individual state requirements vary. Students should consult with the Colorado Department of Education (http://www.cde.state.co) or another state in which they wish to be endorsed for the most updated endorsement requirements.
This course plan does NOT lead to MA degree.
|Listed in recommended sequence|
|LDFS 5240||Cognition and Instruction 1||3|
|or SPED 5030||Understanding (dis)Ability in Contemporary Classrooms|
|SPED 5300||Family, Professional, and Community Collaboration||3|
|SPED 5151||Slashing Stigmas: Promoting Positive Behaviors||3|
|SPED 5500||Transition and Secondary Methods in Special Education||3|
|SPED 5740||Intersections of Literacy, Culture, & Exceptionality||3|
|SPED 5780||Literacy Intervention for Exceptional Learners||3|
|SPED 5140||Assessment: Inquiry, Instruction, & Intervention||3|
|SPED 5010||Intentional Interventions for Exceptional Learners||3|
|Additional Courses as Necessary 2|
if SPED 5030 Understanding (dis)Ability in Contemporary Classrooms is already completed
Based on a comprehensive record review (i.e. teaching experience & classroom placements), SPED 5933 Special Education Generalist Internship and Site Seminar IV (Approximately 192 Hours or 24 days) may be required at the discretion of SPED program faculty
Students must complete their programs within seven years, maintaining a GPA of 3.0 (B average). Please refer to the Student Handbook for information on Academic Probation. Students typically take four courses each calendar year. Failure to enroll over three contiguous semesters will result in a requirement to submit readmission materials.