Special Education Undergraduate Programs
|Special Education K-6||Designed for those preparing to teach students with mild or moderate special needs in grades K-6.|
|Special Education 7-12||Designed for those preparing to teach students with mild or moderate special needs in grades 7-12.|
|Dual Endorsement with Elementary Education/Education of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing PK-6||Designed for those preparing to teach students who are deaf /hard of hearing in grades PK-6.|
|Dual Endorsement with Elementary Education/Special Education K-6||
Designed for those preparing to teach elementary education and students with mild or moderate special needs in grades K-6.
|Dual Endorsement with Content Area Education of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing 7-12||Designed for those preparing to teach students who are deaf /hard of hearing in grades 7-12.|
|Dual Endorsement with Secondary Content Area/Special Education 7-12||
Designed for those preparing to teach students with mild or moderate special needs in grades 7-12.
Accreditation and Certification
The Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education (BSED) is currently accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Nebraska State Department of Education. The program will seek Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) accreditation upon the next review cycle. To be formally accepted into the Educator Preparation program, candidates must pass the Praxis Core tests in reading (state benchmark of 156), writing (state benchmark of 163), and math (state benchmark of 150). Aggregated results for candidates completing Praxis Core exams can be found at:
The BSED degree certificate in Special Education allows UNO to recommend graduates for Nebraska licensure in special education. In addition, candidates must pass the Praxis II – Content Specific Exam in Special Education (5354) with a score of 151 or higher to meet state licensure requirements.
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