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Education, Development, Teaching, and Learning

College of Education and Professional Studies

High Incidence, Inclusion Special Education Endorsement Minor Program

The High Incidence, Inclusion Special Education (HII SPED) minor program prepares K-12 general educators to include learners with high-incidence (more common) exceptionalities into their general education classes. Teacher candidates who enroll in this program will teach a core content area, such as elementary education, early childhood education, math, science, English language arts or social studies/history, and know how to best engage and support learners with high-incidence exceptionalities in their classes. 


The High-Incidence Inclusion Special Education minor leads to an add-on endorsement in Special Education K-12.

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Program Highlights

Program Coursework

Program Requirements

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Program Highlights

  • Find a full-time teaching position in any district in Washington, because Special Education is the area of greatest demand for educators in Washington State, the US and abroad
  • Eligible for Special Education certificate/ initial license in Washington State
  • Confidence to work with learners with exceptionalities in a productive and effective manner
  • Preparation to identify and support learners with high-incidence (common) exceptionalities into your general education classroom
  • Practical knowledge and instructional development though interactive and hands-on learning and field experiences
  • Thorough preparation for beginning educators to work well with behavior management, team collaboration, teaching to individual strengths and needs, and contributing to Individual Education Plans
  • Knowledgeable and experienced faculty who focus on engagement, quality learning and positive learning environments
  • Integration of authentic materials, field experiences and technology into every course
  • Classes are in-person in Ellensburg or online & distance ed in our CWU Centers
     

Program Coursework

  • EDSE 310 Introduction to Special Education (4 credits)
  • EDSE 410 Behavior Management for Students with Disabilities (5 credits)
  • EDSE 411 Assessment of Students with Disabilities (5 credits)
  • EDSE 422 Teaching Strategies, Curriculum, and Materials for Students with Disabilities (5 credits)
  • EDSE 423 Instructional Practices & Strategies in Literacy & Math for Students with High Incidence Disabilities (5 credits)
  • EDSE 431 Individualized Educational Program for Students with Disabilities (4 credits)
  • EDSE 460 Collaboration with Parents, Paraprofessionals, and Community Agencies (4 credits)

Total credits: 33
 

Course Sequence 

Course* Quarter & Year Offered*
EDSE 310 (4 crs) Fall quarter, year 1
EDSE 410 (5 crs) Winter quarter, year 1
EDSE 411 (4 crs) Spring quarter, year 1
EDSE 460 (4 crs) Summer quarter, year 1
EDSE 422 (5 crs) Fall quarter, year 2

EDSE 423 (5 crs) &
EDSE 431 (4 crs)

Winter quarter, year 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Course offerings may vary. Please check with your advisor.

 

Program Requirements

To be enrolled in the HII SPED Endorsable Minor Program, you will need to do the following:

  • Meet with an advisor (see contact information below)
  • Enroll in a major program that results in an endorsement, such as Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, or Secondary Education (English, History, Math, Science, Music, etc.)
  • Become admitted to Teacher Certification
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher for the last 45 credits
  • Must earn a minimum grade of “C” in all required major and minor courses
     

Advising and Admissions

Visit with a pre-program advisor in the School of Education, Black Hall 127 in Ellensburg or at the center location nearest you.

Advisor Contact Information
Ellensburg Des Moines Pierce Wenatchee Yakima
Ms.Tracy Wise
Black Hall 204-30
509-963-1476
Ms. Amy Meyers
509-963-3840
Ms. Amy Meyers
509-963-3840
Ms. Monica Medrano Ms. Melanie Palm
509-963-1407

 

Take the next step in your career!

Apply Online Today! Click on the link below that best indicates your goals.

I want clock hours Complete the application and email to CWU Registration
I want a HII SPED endorsement AND credits toward a degree Review admission information and complete the application
I want a HII SPED endorsement only, not a degree Complete the application and email to CWU Registration


​We look forward to working with you!
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