Special Education Generalist 7-12, Graduate Endorsement

Graduate Endorsement in Special Education Generalist 7 to 12

University of Nebraska at Kearney

  • Fully Online
  • 51
  • $315.00
  • $444.00

Program Overview

The online Special Education Generalist with emphasis in 7-12, Graduate Endorsement is designed for individuals who have a passion for special education. 

Why choose this program:

  • Gain a knowledge base and competencies to teach special education.
  • Individualized instruction is designed to meet your specific needs.
  • Obtain an endorsement in Special Education in the state of Nebraska.
  • Pursue your master's degree while working on this endorsement. 

An initial teaching license is available through this program for students with a bachelor's degree in the area. This program meets certification requirements in the state of Nebraska. Students pursuing certification in other states must check with their State Department of Education for certification requirements.

Pursue your masters in Special Education: The Special Education, MA Ed. Special Education Generalist is typically 9 credit hours beyond the requirements of this endorsement. 

Career Outlook: Special education teachers engage with children and youth that have a wide variety of disabilities. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the need for special education teachers will grow by about 8% from 2016-2026. Although most special education teachers work in public schools, some find jobs in the private sector taking care of special needs children in childcare services and other institutions.

Admissions and Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. A Bachelor's degree

  2. Official transcripts from all previous schools

NOTE: If you reside in state(s) KY contact a program adviser before applying.

To apply to this program:

  1. Complete and submit the online application for admissions.
  2. Pay the $45 non-refundable fee.

Courses You’ll Take

Course Information

Students also need to complete coursework in one of the following academic areas: Language Arts, Math, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Business Education, Art, Music, Health, Physicial Education, World Language (French, German or Spanish), Psychology or K-6 Special Education.

Tuition & Fees

Nebraska Residents

Per Credit Hour


3 Credit Hours


Out of State Residents

Per Credit Hour


3 Credit Hours

Sue Kemp, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Practice

Sue Kemp has spent 13 years working with students with behavioral disorders and learning disabilities—both as a teacher and administrator. She has served on numerous state and national committees whose mission is to provide better education to students with disabilities and is the current and past president for Nebraska state Councils for Exceptional Children and current president of the eNebraska Council for Children with Behavior Disabilities. She teaches courses—both onsite and online—in behavior management and instructional methodology.

Application Deadlines
  • Fall SemesterJul 10
  • Spring SemesterNov 10
  • Summer SessionsApr 10