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
EDPC644 Psychological Testing 3CR
SPED525 Psych & Educ of the Exceptional Child 3CR
SPED610 Instructional Design for Special Education 3 CR
  TOTAL for GC (NAD) Endorsement 12CR


Interested in the Special Education MS Program?