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Special Education Endorsement

Location(s): Northern State University Campus

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Students who have completed a teacher preparation program that includes initial licensure can add this endorsement by taking a PRAXIS exam and by completing coursework. All major program preparations require coursework, and depending on your major program preparation, you may need an additional pedagogy PRAXIS exam. Please visit the SD Department of Education website for guidance on which PRAXIS exam(s) to take and the minimum cut score(s). Students who complete the coursework offered at NSU to meet the requirements for this endorsement is listed below.

K-12 Special Education Requirements


SPED 100 - Introduction to Persons with Exceptionalities 3 credits  

SPED 410  -  Behavior Management of Exceptional Children 3 credits  

SPED 417 - Vocational-Transitional Programming 2-3 credits  

SPED 420 - K-12 Curriculum and Instructional Strategies 2-3 credits  

SPED 431 - Identification and Assessment in Special Education  2 credits

SPED 460 - Family Systems and Professional Collaboration  2 credits

SPED 485  -  Special Education Law 2 credits  

SPED 432 - Methods and Materials for LD K-12 2 credits  

SPED 495 - Practicum  4 credits

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