In addition to full field teacher certification preparation, Georgia State University offers preparation for state certification endorsements in some specific areas of training, service, and leadership. All such programs require acceptable teaching or appropriate school experiences and admission to the College of Education as graduate students. Program applicants must be fully certified teachers.
All coursework for the Preschool Special Education endorsement must be completed with a grade of “B” or higher.
Nine semester hours of coursework are required for endorsement in preschool special education for professionals holding teacher certification in early childhood education, special education, or speech language pathology. Completion of the coursework requirements below, as designated, qualifies the students for endorsement in preschool handicapped education.
EXC 7650 Characteristics of Young Children with Disabilities (3)
EXC 7660 Methods of Teaching Young Children with Disabilities (3)
Select one (3):
CSD 4320 Introduction to Language Disorders (3)
EXC 7010 Language Development and Language Disabilities (3)
Total hours for endorsement: minimum of 9 semester hours