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Education, Development, Teaching, and Learning

College of Education and Professional Studies

Special Education P-12 Major

The CWU Special Education P-12 Major Program is specifically designed to prepare teachers for meeting the diverse tasks required in teaching individuals with exceptionalities.
 

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

  • Prepares educators to work with low-incidence disabilities and self-contained classrooms 

  • Practical knowledge and instruction 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 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

     

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 and Foundations of Special Education 4
EDSE 410 Behavior Management for Students with Disabilities 4
EDSE 411 Assessment of Students with Disabilities 4

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 Disabilities 4
EDSE 426 The Child with Language Exceptionalities 3
EDSE 431 Program Management for Students with Disabilities 4

EDSE 432 Strategies Working with Students with Low Incidence Disabilities

4
EDSE 460 Collaboration with Parents, Paraprofessionals, and Community Agencies 4
EDSE 495 Practicum 6-14
EDSE 499 Capstone 2-5
Total Credits
44-52

 

To learn more about, or to be advised in the Special Education Major Program in Ellensburg, contact:

Ms.Tracy Wise, Pre-Program Advisor
400 E. University Way
Black Hall, suite 127
Ellensburg, WA 98926
509-963-1476

 

 

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