Strategist Special Education Endorsement

Why seek a Special Education Endorsement?

The strategist special education endorsement allows teachers with valid North Dakota educator's professional license in elementary education to:

  • teach in an elementary education classroom
  • teach or provide direct instruction to all LD, ED, or ID elementary students
  • consult K-12, LD, or ID students

The Special Education Endorsement at VCSU follows the Endorsement requirements specified by the North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board.  Teachers outside North Dakota seeking to use this coursework for certification need to determine the specific requirements for teacher certification in their state.  The Special Education Endorsement is predicated upon an education degree.

Required Courses
EDUC 240Educating Exceptional Students2
EDUC 250Introduction to Education3
EDUC 300Educational Technology2
EDUC 323Methods of Reading in the Elementary School2
EDUC 340Learning Disabilities, Emotional Disorders, and Intellectual Disabilities3
EDUC 430Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Difficulties3
SPED 310Behavior Modification3
SPED 333Assessment of Students with Disabilities3
SPED 334Practicum - Assessment of Students with Disabilities2
SPED 380Collaboration, Consultation, and Transition Planning for Students with Disabilities3
SPED 382Methods and Materials of SLD2
SPED 383Methods and Materials of ED2
SPED 384Methods and materials of ID2
SPED 385Practicum in SLD1
SPED 386Practicum in ED1
SPED 387Practicum in ID1
Total Credits35