Mild-Moderate Disabilities-Teacher Preparation Track

Undergraduate candidates seeking endorsement in the area of mild/moderate disabilities must also be enrolled in a program that leads to certification in elementary or secondary education and includes the professional education sequence.  Each candidate will be required to pass the Pre-Professional Skills Test.


Degree Requirements

K-9 candidates are required to take the following special education courses in addition to the course work required for elementary education


SPED 3020Data Collection Technique: Role in Teaching Learning Process

3 credits

SPED 4150/SPED 8156Reading and Writing Instruction for Students with Disabilities

3 credits

SPED 4230Language Development and Disorders for Teachers

3 credits

SPED 4640/SPED 8646Methods and Materials in Special Education

3 credits

SPED 4710Interactions Between Parents and Professionals

3 credits

SPED 4720Basic Student Teaching in Special Education

12 credits

SPED 4724Special Education Student Teacher Orientation

0 credits

SPED 4800Social and Emotional Development of Children and Youth

3 credits

SPED 4810Classroom Management

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:33

7-12 candidates are required to take the following special education courses in addition to the coursework required for secondary education


SPED 3020Data Collection Technique: Role in Teaching Learning Process

3 credits

SPED 4150/SPED 8156Reading and Writing Instruction for Students with Disabilities

3 credits

SPED 4230Language Development and Disorders for Teachers

3 credits

SPED 4640/SPED 8646Methods and Materials in Special Education

3 credits

SPED 4650/COUN 8656/SPED 8656Transition Planning

3 credits

SPED 4710Interactions Between Parents and Professionals

3 credits

SPED 4720Basic Student Teaching in Special Education

12 credits

SPED 4724Special Education Student Teacher Orientation

0 credits

SPED 4800Social and Emotional Development of Children and Youth

3 credits

SPED 4810Classroom Management

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:36

Inclusive Practices Emphasis


Students completing a program in elementary education who want to take additional coursework in special education may select the Inclusive Practices emphasis.  While this emphasis does not lead to an endorsement, it does enhance the classroom teachers’ ability to meet the needs of all learners and collaborate with other teachers.  Additional coursework may be completed at the graduate level to add an endorsement in special education.

For more information and a complete listing of program requirements visit the website at http://coe.unomaha.edu/sped.