Prekindergarten-Kindergarten Early Childhood Special Education

Endorsement 262

Pre-Kindergarten - Kindergarten Early Childhood Special Education

 

Students who hold or will be holding an Early Childhood, Elementary, Secondary, or Special Education teaching certificate may receive the PreK-K Early Childhood Special Education endorsement by satisfactorily completing the following program from the University of Northern Iowa.

 

SPED 3150 Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners, 2 hours

 

​SPED 4140  Services to Families with Infants and Toddlers  with Disabilities, 3 Hours 

 

SPED 4192  Experience in Special Education, Birth-3, 1-3 Hours 

 

SPED 4150 Introduction to Special Education: Legal, Advocacy, and Assistive Technology Practices and Issues, 3 hours 

 

SPED 4141  Including Young Children with Special Needs Into the General Education Programs, 3 Hours   

 

SPED 4192  Experience in Special Education, Ages 3-6, 3 Hours                  

 

ELEMECML 3149  Child, Family, School, and Community Relations, 3 Hours

 OR                                                                                                        

SPED 4145  Community Resources for Special Education, 3 hours

 

CSD 4100 Augmentative Communication, 2 Hours

 

*TEACHING 3135  Student Teaching in Special Education, Birth–3, 3-6 Hours

OR

*TEACHING 3135 Student Teaching in Special Education, Ages 3-6 , 3-6 Hours   

 

*Post Baccalaureate students holding a Teaching Endorsement may fulfill the student teaching requirement through completion of a university supervised SPED 6290 Experience in Special Education in an approved setting.

**Students pursuing or who have completed UNI's early childhood major only need to add the bolded courses to complete the ECSE minor.

 

Students taking courses for graduate credit should register for these courses but with the "5" prefix (SPED 5140, SPED 5141, etc.)

 


Course Descriptions

 

CSD 4100/5100  Augmentative Communications (2 hours)

Study of theoretical and practical aspects of planning augmentative communication for the severely communicatively disabled.

 

ELEMECML 3149/5149  Child, Family, School and Community Relationships (3 hours)

Procedures for developing home-community-school relationships to promote the education of each child in reaching her/his maximum potential.  Emphasis on preschool-kindergarten level.

 

SPED 3150  Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners in Classrooms (2 hours)

Introduction to pedagogical, curricular, and social considerations involved in educating diverse learners in the general education classroom.

 

SPED 4140/5140  Services to Families with Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities (3 hours)

Screening, assessment, curriculum, and evaluation for infants/toddlers with disabilities. Includes strategies for working with adult learners and an overview of service delivery models.

 

SPED 4141/5141  Including Young Children with Special Needs Into the General Education Programs (3 hours)

Advanced best practices for educating young children with diverse learning needs in the general education classroom.

 

SPED 4145/5145 Community Resources for Special Education (3 hours)

Study of cooperation and coordination of the school and other agencies serving individuals with disabilities, including various programs and services provided by governmental and private organizations.

 

SPED 4150/5150 Intro to Special Education: Legal, Advocacy, and Assistive Technology Practices and Issues (3 hours)

This course will explore issues in special and inclusive education with a focus on law and legal issues, assistive technology, and related educational issues centering on identification, assessment, intervention, characteristics, advocacy, and educational implications/teaching strategies for individuals with exceptional learning needs.

 

SPED 4192/5192  Experience in Special Education, Birth-3 (1-3 hours)

Supervised assessment and teaching in special education, birth-3.

 

SPED 4192/5192 Experience in Special Education, Ages 3-6 (3 hours)

Supervised assessment and teaching in Special Education, Ages 3-6

 

Endorsement 100

 

SPED 4140 Services to Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities (3 hours)

Working with families of infants and toddlers with disabilities.

 

SPED 4192 Practicum in Home Intervention (1 hour)

 

SPED 4141 Including Young Children with Special Needs into General Education Programs (3 hours)

Advanced best practices for educating young children with diverse learning needs in the general education classroom.

 

SPED 4192 Practicum with Children with Disabilities in Least Restrictive Environment (3 hours)

 

SPED 4150 Introduction to Special Education: Legal, Advocacy, and Assistive Technology Practices and Issues (3 hours)

This course will explore issues in special and inclusive education with a focus on law and legal issues, assistive technology, and related educational issues centering on identification, assessment, intervention, characteristics, advocacy, and educational implications/teaching strategies for individuals with exceptional learning needs.