Research shows that special needs students thrive in inclusive settings – when teachers have the training and experience to serve the needs of all learners. Concordia University, Nebraska’s special education endorsement combines a rigorous study of inclusive instructional methods, behavior management, and assessment techniques.
Study in a curriculum created by experienced special education practitioners and apply these methods directly in your classroom. General education instructors can gain the tools, skills, and knowledge to create effective differentiated instructional strategies for their students. Special education instructors or others who have taught in resource-specific classes can gain a solid foundation for instructing in inclusive, general education classroom settings.
Course work in the special education endorsement can count toward your M.Ed. in special education – inclusive practices degree, or as a K-6 or 7-12 Nebraska subject endorsement or K-12 Nebraska field endorsement.
Understand how disabilities can interact with development and learning, and use this knowledge to provide meaningful and challenging learning experiences for individuals with disabilities in inclusive settings.
Create safe, inclusive, culturally responsive learning environments so that individuals with disabilities become active and effective learners and develop emotional well-being, positive social interactions, and self-determination.
Use knowledge of general and specialized curricula to customize learning for individuals with disabilities in inclusive settings.
Learn multiple methods of assessment and data sources in making educational decisions in inclusive settings.
Select, adapt and use evidence-based instructional strategies to advance the learning of individuals with disabilities in inclusive settings.
The next start date for Special Education Endorsement is Thursday, Jan 1.
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.