NSU Catalog 2023-2024 
    May 27, 2024  
NSU Catalog 2023-2024

Early Childhood Special Education Birth Through Grade Three Endorsement

Location(s): Northern State University Campus

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Students with preparation in Elementary Education and K-12 Special Education that includes initial licensure can add this endorsement by taking a PRAXIS exam and completing coursework. Please visit the SD Department of Education website for more information which PRAXIS exam to take and the minimum cut score required. Coursework offered at NSU to meet the requirements for this endorsement is listed below.

Early Childhood Special Education Birth through Grade Three Requirements

ECE 413 - Early Childhood Curriculum 2 credits  

EPSY 428 - Child and Adolescent Development 3 credits  

SPED 431 /SPED 531 - Identification and Assessment in Special Education  2 credits

SPED 441 - Inclusive Methods for Diverse Learners 2 credits  

SPED 460 /SPED 560  -  Family Systems and Professional Collaboration   2 credits

SPED 470 /SPED 570  -  Educational Programming 2 credits  

SPED 485 /SPED 585  -  Special Education Law 2 credits  

SPED 495 - Practicum  3 credits

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