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Pre-Kindergarten Special Needs Endorsement

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Teachers who already hold a K-12 intervention specialist or K-5 early childhood teaching license can apply for admission to this endorsement program. Upon completion of this program, students will be endorsed to teach children with special needs in pre-kindergarten settings. 

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Program Requirements 

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Bachelor’s Degree, K-12 intervention specialist or K-5 early childhood teaching license

Program Start

Spring, Summer, and Autumn

Deadline to apply

November 1 for spring semester;
April 1 for autumn semester;
March 1 for summer term

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