Early Childhood with Emphasis on Special Education or Unified (Pre-K-K)
The Unified Endorsement (100) program focuses on the design of educational services to pre-school and school age children with special learning needs or disabilities. This program prepares individuals to teach such students.
Instructional Strategist I (K-8, 5-12)
The Instructional Strategist I Elementary endorsement will prepare pre-service or in-service teachers provide instruction to students with mild to moderate disabilities in grades K-8 instructional settings. The Instructional Strategist I Secondary endorsement will prepare pre-service or in-service teachers to provide instruction to students with mild to moderate disabilities in grades 5-12 instructional settings. This is a second endorsement only at the 5-12 level.
Instructional Strategist II (K-12)
The Instructional Strategist II endorsement will prepare teachers provide instruction to students with behavior disorders and learning disabilities in K-12 instructional settings.
Special Education Consultant (graduate level only)
The Special Education Consultant endorsement will prepare you as a specialist for consultant roles at the district, regional or state level. Special Education consultants are increasing in demand as districts and organizations work to administer programs designed for students with various disabilities. This program is designed to help future special education consultants understand how to research best practices and to evaluate research-based interventions and procedures with high fidelity. Must have or be in pursuit of a M.S. in Special Education.
Special Education Work Experience Coordinator (graduate level only)
The Work Experience Coordinator Endorsement program prepares individuals to collaborate with community resources and parents, to build assistance teams and to provide support service to secondary school programs (5-12). This endorsement is appropriate for individuals who already hold a secondary special education endorsement, have or are in pursuit of a 5-12 special education endorsement, and who wish to work with older students having disabilities in areas of school to work transition.
The Unified Endorsement is available in combination with the following degree programs.
The Special Education Instructional Strategist I and II Endorsements are available in combination with the following degree programs.
For information about Drake's graduate-level special education program, visit the Master of Science in Special Education web page.
DeDe Small, PhD
Associate Professor of Education
All Other Endorsements
Michael Couvillon, PhD
Laura Kieran, PhD