Special Education Endorsements

Explore Special Education at Wayne State University, College of Education, Teacher Education Division. Our goal is to prepare teachers who actively practice and advocate for inclusion and equity in teaching and learning. Our programs are designed to prepare you for an endorsement in teaching students labeled with autism spectrum disorder or intellectual disability (referred to as cognitive impairment in Michigan).

Concentrations

  • Special Education

Course Requirements

If you are adding an Autism Spectrum or Cognitive Impairment endorsement to your teaching license and it is your first endorsement in the area of Special Education, your program will require 29-31 graduate-level credit hours. Students completing their second endorsement in the area of Special Education are encouraged to make an appointment to meet with a program advisor in order to determine their eligibility for a program with fewer credits. All course work must be completed in accordance with the academic procedures of the College of Education and the Graduate School's regulations governing graduate scholarship and degrees.

Curriculum

Endorsement-Only Courses: Cognitive Impairment

Note: List of courses applies only to students with a current teaching certificate.

Required Courses Cr. Hrs.
SED 5000 History, philosophy, ethics of teaching students with disabilities* 2
SED 5090 Transitions for students with disabilities** 2
SED 5080 Engaged learners, supportive environments** 2
SED 5600 Consultation and collaboration** 2
SED 5110 Introduction to teaching students with moderate/significant support needs 3
SED 5130 Teaching students with moderate/significant support needs 3
SED 5125 Teaching students with significant/multiple support needs 3
SED 5121 Language development and instruction for students with moderate/significant support needs 3
SED 5115 Observation and assessment of students with moderate/significant support needs 3
TED 7060 Inclusive education, curriculum, pedagogy 3
SED 7800 Internship (180 hrs, students in endorsement area) 3

*Prerequisite to all SED courses.
**Prerequisite to all SED courses.

Endorsement-Only Courses: Autism Spectrum Disorder

Note: List of courses applies only to students with a current teaching certificate.

Required Courses Cr. Hrs.
SED 5000 History, philosophy, ethics of teaching students with disabilities* 2
SED 5090 Transitions for students with disabilities** 2
SED 5080 Engaged learners, supportive environments** 2
SED 5600 Consultation and collaboration 2
SED 6021 Introduction to teaching students with ASD 3
SED 6030 Teaching students with cognitive and behavior differences 3
SED 6050 Teaching students with communication differences 3
SED 6060 Teaching students with movement and sensory differences 3
SED 7770 Assessment and evaluation of students with ASD 3
TED 7060 Inclusive education, curriculum, pedagogy 3
SED 7800 Internship (180 hrs, students in endorsement area) 3

 *Prerequisite to all SED courses.
**Prerequisite to all SED courses.

Contact

Min Yu, Ph.D.
Associate professor and M.Ed. program coordinator
313-577-0990
minyu@wayne.edu

Teacher Education Division
Phone: 313-577-0902