Prekindergarten-Kindergarten Early Childhood Special Education

UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL EDUCATION

 

Endorsement 262

Prekindergarten – 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      

 

ELEMECML 5130  Guidance and Instruction in Early Childhood, 3 Hours   

OR                                                                                                        

SPED 5184  Professional Interdisciplinary Relationships in Special Education, 3 Hours

 

SPED 5140  Services to Families with Infants and Toddlers  with Disabilities, 3 Hours    

 

SPED 5192  Experience in Special Education, Birth-3, 1-3 Hours 

 

SPED 5141  Including Young Children with Special Needs Into the General Education Programs, 3 Hours    

 

SPED 5192  Experience in Special Education, Ages 3-5, 3 Hours                  

 

ELEMECML 5149  Child, Family, School, and Community Relations, 3 Hours

 OR                                                                                                        

SPED 5152  Community Resources for Special Education, 3 hours

 

SPED 5153   Introduction to Assistive Technology for Instruction, 3 Hours    

 

SPED 5187  Teaching Preschool and Elementary Students with Severe Disabilities, 3 Hours    

 

American Red Cross CPR and first Aid Certification (or equivalent)                                                    

 

CSD 5100  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.

 

 

Course Descriptions

 

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.

 

ELEMECML 5130  Guidance and Instruction in Early Childhood Education (3 hours)

Discussion of the role of the teacher in guiding young children in their learning activities. Emphasis on planning and implementing early childhood programs.

 

SPED 5184  Professional Interdisciplinary Relationships in Special Education I (3 hours)

Development of professional behaviors characterized by positive personal interaction with others and effective team skills.  Strategies for collaborating with parents, regular and special educators, paraprofessionals, and other individuals in the educational program.

 

SPED 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 5192  Experience in Special Education (2-3 hours)

Supervised assessment and teaching in special education as listed in the Schedule of Classes.

 

SPED 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.

 

ELEMECML 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 5152  Community Resources for Special Education (3 hours)

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

 

SPED 5153  Introduction to Assistive Technology for Instruction (3 hours)

Modification of physical structures, equipment, materials, and procedures for disabled students with accompanying physical, sensory, and/or multiple impairments.

 

SPED 5187  Teaching Students with Severe Disabilities (3 hours)

Instructional methods, materials, and assessment for students functioning at a severely disabled level.  Emphasis on functional age-appropriate, longitudinal curriculum development. Includes teaching students with severe/profound mental disabilities, who may have accompanying physical, behavioral, sensory, or multiple disabilities.

 

CSD 5100  Augmentative Communications (2 hours)

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

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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 4140 Home Intervention Services to Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities and Their Families (3 hours)

Working with families of infants and toddlers with disabilities.

 

SPED 4192 Practicum in Home Intervention (1 hour)

 

SPED 4153 Introduction to Assistive Technology for Instruction (3 hours)

Designed to familiarize current and future educators in related exceptional education service personnel with educational and assistive technologies (AT) used to support individuals with a range of exceptional education needs. Provides information regarding legal aspects of AT and an orienting framework for evaluating the need for and success of AT.