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Language Literacy and Special Education

Special Education Majors

Announcement:

The CWU-Yakima Education Program is please to announce our upcoming 2014 Special Education/Elementary Education double-major cohort program.
This program is designed to meet the needs of time- and place-bound students. Successful completion of this degree and other teacher certification requirements, including the state endorsement examinations, will lead to a Washington State teaching certificate with endorsements in Elementary Education (K - 8) and Special Education (pre-K - 12).
For more information, please contact Cristina Santamaria Graff, Ph.D., CWU-Yakima Education Program Coordinator, at: santamac@cwu.edu

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The special education majors offered are specifically designed to prepare teachers for meeting the diverse tasks required in teaching individuals with disabilities. Students electing special education teaching must follow one of the outlined programs. EDF 302 must be taken prior to or concurrently with EDSE 311.

Special Education Major (P-12)

This major satisfies the P-12 endorsement for special education. It also requires an accompanying minor.

Required Courses
Credits
EDSE 310, Introduction to Special Education4
EDSE 311, Foundations of Special Education1
EDSE 410, Behavior Management for Students with Disabilities3
EDSE 411, Assessment of Students with Disabilities4

EDSE 422, Teaching Strategies, Curriculum, and Materials for Students with Disabilities

5
EDSE 423, Instructional Practices and Strategies in Literacy and Math for Students with High-Incidence Disabilities4
EDSE 431, Program Management for Students with Disabilities4

EDSE 432, Career Education for Students with Disabilities
Note: In Spring 2013, EDSE 432 will become Strategiew Working with Students with Low Incidence Disabilities

3

EDSE 433, Pre-School for Students with Developmental Delay

3
EDSE 460, Collaboration with Parents, Paraprofessionals, and Community Agencies4
EDSE 495, Practicum16
EDSE 426, The Child with Language Disabilities3
Total Credits
54  

Special Education Broad Area (P-12) Major

This major satisfies the P-12 Broad Area endorsement for special education. This major does not require an accompanying minor.

Required Courses
Credits
EDEL 323, Teaching Elementary School Mathematics4
EDLT 308, Literacy I3
EDLT 309, Literacy II5
EDSE 310, Introduction to Special Education4
EDSE 311, Foundations of Special Education1
EDSE 410, Behavior Management for Students with Disabilities3
EDSE 411, Assessment of Students with Disabilities4

EDSE 422, Teaching Strategies, Curriculum, and Materials for Students with Disabilities

5
EDSE 423, Instructional Practices and Strategies in Literacy and Math for Students with High Incidence Disabilities4

EDSE 426, The Child with Language Disabilities

3
EDSE 431, Program Management for Students with Disabilities4

EDSE 432, Career Education for Students with Disabilities
Note: In Spring 2013, EDSE 432 will become Strategiew Working with Students with Low Incidence Disabilities

3
EDSE 433, Pre-school for Students with Developmental Delay3

EDSE 460, Collaboration with Parents, Paraprofessionals, and Community Agencies

4
EDSE 495, Practicum16
Advisor approved electives2
Total Credits
68

Special Education Minor

The special education programs offered are specifically designed to prepare teachers for meeting the diverse tasks required in teaching individuals with disabilities. The minor may serve as a “pre-endorsement” plan for those wishing to add the special education endorsement at a later date. See a special education advisor for your individualized pre-endorsement plan.

Required Courses
Credits
EDSE 310, Introduction to Special Education4
EDSE 311, Foundations of Special Education1
EDSE 410, Behavior Management for Students with Disabilities3
EDSE 411, Assessment of Students with Disabilities4

EDSE 422, Teaching Strategies, Curriculum, and Materials for Students with Disabilities

5
EDSE 423, Instructional Practices and Strategies in Literacy and Math for Students with High Incidence Disabilities4
EDSE 431, Program Management for Students with Disabilities4
EDSE 432, Career Education for Students with Disabilities3
EDSE 433, Pre-school for Students with Developmental Delays3

EDSE 460, Collaboration with Parents, Paraprofessionals, and Community Agencies

4
Total Credits
35

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