BAE with a Dual Endorsement in Special Education & Elementary Education

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The Dual Endorsement Program in Special Education and Elementary Education prepares you for teaching in the elementary grades (kindergarten to grade 8) as well as in special education classes (birth to age 21). In this program, you’ll complete the Washington state requirements for an endorsement in special education and in elementary education.

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Curriculum & Requirements

Dual Endorsement Program in Special Education and Elementary Education Major, Bachelor of Arts in Education (BAE)

You must complete the Elementary Education Core requirements (with the exception of EDUC 308) and the following Special Education Requirements.

Required Special Education Courses
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 HIGH INCIDENCE DISABILITIES4
SPED 462METHODS FOR TEACHING STUDENTS WITH AUTISM AND SEVERE DISABILITIES4
SPED 470SPECIAL EDUCATION ASSESSMENT4
SPED 480INCLUSIONARY PRACTICES AND COLLABORATION4
SPED 488SPECIAL EDUCATION PRACTICUM (must be repeated )6
Required Senior Capstone
SPED 490SPECIAL EDUCATION CAPSTONE (or other approved capstone)4
Total Credits42

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Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully earn a BAE–Dual Endorsement Program in Special Education and Elementary Education from EWU should be able to do the following:

  • be able to administer, interpret, use, and communicate assessment information in the delivery of special education services;
  • be able to collaborate with families, teachers, school staff, and the community in the delivery of special education services.
  • be able to deliver specially designed instruction that meets Federal and WA State legal requirements, is evidence-based, and improves the lives of students with disabilities;
  • be able to support the inclusion of students with disabilities in the K-12 public school system.;
  • demonstrate an understanding about the field of demonstrate special education and disabilities as measured content knowledge competencies by passing the WA State Exit exam (currently the NES) the WEST-E Exam; 
  • demonstrate the ability to think critically about current issues and research in the fields of education and special education and apply this information to problems of practice;
  • produce legally correct and professionally appropriate special education documents (i.e., IEPs, evaluation reports, FBAs, PBS Plans, and lessons plans) and communicate the contents of these documents as appropriate and needed for the delivery of special education services.