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Special Education Endorsement Only END

Degree Type: Elementary Education Major

College(s): Education and Human Services

Required Courses  Credit Hours 
Special Education Endorsement (34-37 credits)
Required Core (9 credit hours required)
ERLA 501 Understand Literacy - Lang Dev 3
EDUC 508 Inst of Exceptional Learners 3
EDUC 570 Teach-Learn Theories Classroom 3
Special Education Requirements (12 credit hours required)
ESPN 502 Com Collaborat Consult Spec Ed 3
ESPN 503 Behav Dimens Student Spec Need 3
ESPN 504 Devel - Impl of Ind Educ Prog 3
ESPN 505 Assess Student With Spec Needs 3
Endorsement Area (select one of the following endorsement areas)
Teachers of Students with Mental Impairments (13 credits)
ESPN 530 Basic Concep Mental Impairment 3
ESPN 532 Tchg St W Mild Mental Impair 3
ESPN 534 Tchg St W Mod-Sev Ment Impair 3
ESPN 592 Directed Tchg - Special Needs 4
Teachers of Students with Learning Disabilities (13 credits)
ERLA 533 Students Reading Difficulties 3
ESPN 520 Intro Student Learn Disability 3
ESPN 522 Tchg Student Learn Disabilitie 3
ESPN 592 Directed Tchg - Special Needs 4
Teachers of the Early Childhood Developmental Delay (16 credits) (Students choosing this area must be endorsed in another area of Special Education & have an Early Childhood Endorsement, major, minor or degree)
ESPN 510 Research-Policy Child Spec Edu 3
ESPN 512 Assess Young Child Spec Needs 3
ESPN 515 Mths in Early Childhd Spec Edu 3
ESPN 592 Directed Tchg - Special Needs 4
Teachers of Students with Autism (13 credits)
ESPN 540 Basic Concepts in Autism 3
ESPN 542 Curriculum and Autistic Child 3
ESPN 546 Wrkg With Parents - Profession 3
ESPN 592 Directed Tchg - Special Needs 4
Minimum semester credit hours required: 34

Why Choose the Special Education Endorsement?

This program is designed for persons with a Provisional Teacher Certificate who are seeking a Special Education Endorsement. Students seeking this endorsement must complete a minimum of one area for Endorsement.

Candidates for a Special Education Endorsement must pass the Special Education test in their Endorsement.

Please contact the School of Education Certification Officer at 231-591-5375 for additional information on state requirements.

More Information

College of Education & Human Services
Bishop Hall Room 421
Ferris State University
1349 Cramer Circle
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2737
Phone: 231-591-5361


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