Adventist Specialty Endorsement
This graduate certificate emphasizes teaching strategies for persons with disabilities and is in the form of an Adventist Specialty Endorsement. According to the 2010 NAD K-12 Educators’ Certification Manual, the following two Special Education endorsement options are offered:
Special Education Endorsement
|3.2||Specialty Endorsement – Issued to individuals holding a Basic, Standard, or Professional Teaching Certificate.|
|3.2.7||May be issued to an applicant who:|
a. Qualifies for the elementary endorsement or a secondary content area endorsement.
b. Has completed a minimum of tweve semester/eighteen quarter hours in special education and/or inclusive education (special needs in the regular classroom).
Special Education Specialist Endorsement
|3.3||Professional Endorsement – Issued to individuals holding a Professional Teaching Certificate.|
|3.3.5||May be issued to an applicant who:|
a. Qualifies for the special education endorsement.
b. Has completed a minimum of six semester/nine quarter hours of additional graduate-level work in special education/inclusive education and supporting courses.
Components of the Program:
|GDPC540||Behavioral & Emotional Problems of Children||3CR|
|SPED525||Psych & Educ of the Exceptional Child||3CR|
|SPED610||Instructional Design for Special Education||3 CR|
|TOTAL for GC (NAD) Endorsement||12CR|