Special Education 7-12 Teaching Subject Endorsement, Bachelor of Arts in Education

Offered by Department of Teacher Education

General Studies
Foundational Core (Written, Math, Oral, Democracy)
Foundational Core courses12
Academic Writing and Research
Fundamentals of Speech Communication
Teaching in a Democratic Society
Select one course numbered 1883
Social Sciences6
Introduction to American Politics
General Psychology
Human Development
Natural Sciences7
Analytical and Quantitative Thought0
Healthy Wealthy and Wise
Needed to reach 27 credit hour minimum in Distribution2
Select one course numbered 3883
Professional Sequence
Complete all required courses 123
Reading and Inclusion in K-12 Classrooms
Management and Assessment in Preschool/Elementary Classrooms
Management and Assessment in K-12/Secondary Classrooms
Complete all required courses51.5
Unrestricted electives
Needed to reach 120 credit hours minimum.5
Total Credit Hours120


Special Education 7-12 Teaching Subject Endorsement Requirements
TESE 330Collaboration, Consultation, and Co-Teaching3
TESE 437Medical Aspects of Individuals with Disabilities3
TESE 461Legal Issues in Special Education3
TESE 462Assessment and IEP Development4
TESE 463Instructional Strategies for Individuals with Disabilities3
TESE 464Field Experience with K-8 Students1
TESE 467Behavioral Interventions3
TESE 468Assistive Technology2
TESE 474Field Experience0.5
TESE 475Preparing Adolescents for the Post-Secondary World3
TESE 476Transitional Issues for Individuals with Disabilities3
TESE 479Teaching Social Skills to Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder3
TESE 487Teaching Functional Academics to Individuals with Exceptional Needs2
Academic Concentration
Select one of the following Academic Concentrations:18
Business Education
Introduction to Business
Business Communications
Automated Office Systems
Principles of Economics, Macroeconomics
Personal Money Management
Principles of Management
Software Productivity Tools 2
Foreign Languages: French
Intermediate French I 2
Intermediate French II 2
Culture, Conversation, and Composition
French Phonetics
Advanced French Grammar
Advanced French Conversation
Foreign Languages: German
Intermediate German I 2
Intermediate German II 2
Culture, Conversation and Composition 2
Advanced Composition and Conversation I
Advanced German Grammar
Advanced Composition and Conversation II
Foreign Languages: Spanish
Intermediate Spanish I 2
Intermediate Spanish II 2
Culture, Conversation and Composition 2
Spanish Phonetics/Phonology
Advanced Conversation and Composition
Advanced Spanish Grammar
Health and Physical Education
Principles of Physical Education
Sports Skills for Physical Education
Teaching Sport Skills and Non-Rhythmic Activities
Teaching Aerobic and Anaerobic Activities
Rhythmic Activities for Physical Education Teachers
Remedial and Adaptive Physical Education
Curriculum and Assessment for Physical Education
Secondary School Health
Language Arts
Reading and Writing about Literature
Introduction to Linguistics
Advanced Writing I
Literature for Adolescents
Select one of the following American Literature couses:
Survey of US Literature I
Survey of US Literature II
Literature of the American West
Select one of the following British Literature courses:
Survey of British and Commonwealth Literature I
Survey of British and Commonwealth Literature II
Seminar in Shakespeare
Math for Elementary Teachers I
Math for Elementary Teachers II
Middle School Mathematics
Elementary Statistics
Select 6 credit hours of the following:
Plane Trigonometry
Finite Mathematics
Applied Calculus I
Natural Sciences
Human Physiology 2
Advanced Physical Science
Select one of the following options:
Introductory Chemistry 2
General Chemistry
and General Chemistry Laboratory 2
Select 2 of the following:
The Dynamic Planet: Hazards in the Environment 2
Meteorology 2
Earth Science 2
Astronomy 2
Social Sciences
Contemporary Economic Issues
Western Civilization 2
American History 2
Nebraska and the Great Plains History
World Regional Geography
Human Geography
Select 1 of the following:
Physical Geography I: The Atmosphere (with lab) 2
Physical Geography II: The Lithosphere (with lab) 2
The Dynamic Planet: Hazards in the Environment (without lab) 2
Human Development
Behavioral Statistics
Experimental Psychology
Memory and Cognition
and Memory and Cognition Laboratory
Adolescent Psychology
Special Education
Math Methods I
Math Methods II
Phonics and Word Study
Literacy Assessment
Primary Grades Literacy
Field Experience: Literacy
Math for Elementary Teachers I
Math for Elementary Teachers II
Select 1 credit hour of the following:
Field Experience: Math (Take .5 credit hour course twice)
Total Credit Hours51.5

Students must apply for admission to all Teacher Education programs.


Course possibly may fulfill General Studies requirement as well as Academic Concentration requirement. Consult advisor.