Worldwide, there is a significant shortage of special education teachers in all areas. Research demonstrates the positive effects of high-quality, developmentally appropriate early childhood special education programs on children’s cognitive and social development. If you’re a teacher seeking to make an impact on the educational outcomes for children with disabilities, then the early childhood special education endorsement from Concordia University, Nebraska may be the right fit for you.
Concordia’s early childhood special education endorsement program is one of only two such programs in Nebraska. The NCATE-accredited endorsement offers the knowledge and skills you need to design, implement, and assess learning experiences for an early childhood special education (birth through kindergarten) classroom.
Understand how disabilities can interact with development and learning, and use this knowledge to provide meaningful and challenging learning experiences for individuals with disabilities.
Create safe, inclusive, culturally responsive learning environments so that individuals with disabilities become active and effective learners.
Use knowledge of general and specialized curricula to individualize learning for individuals with disabilities.
Utilize multiple methods of assessment and data-sources in making educational decisions.
Select, adapt and use evidence-based instructional strategies to advance learning of individuals with disabilities.
Gain foundational knowledge of the field and their professional ethical principles and practice standards to inform special education practice, engage in lifelong learning, and advance the profession.
Collaborate with families, other educators, related service providers, individuals with disabilities and personnel from community agencies in culturally responsive ways to address the needs of individuals with disabilities across a range of learning experiences.
The next start date for Early Childhood Special Education Endorsement is Thursday, Jan 1.
Early Childhood Special Education Endorsement
Whether you're most comfortable studying with a group of peers in class, at your own pace from the comforts of your home, or a mix of both, we offer you the choice between on-campus, online or hybrid course options.
We provide you with options so you can earn your degree in the way that works best for you.