Early Childhood Special Education/Add-on Endorsement

For candidates who currently possess a Washington State Teaching Certificate.

This program meets the requirements for an endorsement in Early Childhood Special Education.

The Early Childhood Special Education add-on endorsement prepares teachers for working with infants and young children with disabilities and their families (birth to grade 3). Program focus is on effective intervention practices used in early childhood special education for home and school settings.

Grade Requirements

A grade of ≥2.8 is required for each course in the Early Childhood Special Education/Add-on Endorsement.

Required Courses
SPED 360SPECIAL EDUCATION RESEARCH METHODS5
SPED 363INTRODUCTION TO SPECIAL EDUCATION4
SPED 412INTRODUCTION TO EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION4
SPED 420PRINCIPLES OF BEHAVIOR FOR STUDENTS WITH EXCEPTIONAL NEEDS4
SPED 421CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT IN SPECIAL EDUCATION SETTINGS4
SPED 460SPECIAL EDUCATION METHODS4
SPED 461SPECIALLY DESIGNED INSTRUCTION FOR LANGUAGE ARTS4
SPED 463METHODS FOR TEACHING INFANTS AND YOUNG CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES4
SPED 464SPECIALLY DESIGNED INSTRUCTION FOR MATH AND CONTENT AREAS4
SPED 472ASSESSMENT OF INFANTS AND YOUNG CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES4
SPED 480INCLUSIONARY PRACTICES AND COLLABORATION4
SPED 488SPECIAL EDUCATION PRACTICUM (must be repeated)6
Total Credits51