Summer Endorsements @ PLU<Special Education
We are no longer accepting applications for the 2013 program.
Teachers accepted into the program may complete required coursework and assessments in one summer. The program combines real-time online (synchronous) instruction, with asynchronous learning modules. Course content and expectations are rigorous and will demand the full-time attention of the candidate throughout the Endorsement process.
Participants will learn to intentionally use:
- Team Building Strategies
- Specific Instructional Strategies
- Effective Management
- Goal Setting and Education Program Design
- Adaptation and Accommodations
A Positive Impact on Student Learning
The SE@PLU Special Education program runs from the middle of May to the middle of August. The class meeting times are scheduled to accommodate working K-12 teachers with online class meetings in the late afternoon, evenings, and some Saturdays.
Participants take 8 courses (18 credits total) and a Pedagogy Assessment (5 credits).
The Tacoma ESY is now full - we will be working with individuals on scheduling their Pedagogy Assessment during the 2013-2014 school year. Please contact us with any questions
For SPED endorsement participants, the Pedagogy Assessment will take place with conjunction with Tacoma Public School's Extended School Year. This unique opportunity allows participants to work with current Tacoma Public School teachers as well as PLU faculty during their Pedagogy Assessment. This also allows participants to complete all of the components necessary to earn their Special Education endorsement prior to the start of the 2013-2014 school year!* Individuals who are not in the Tacoma area can either make arrangements to be in the area for the ESY or we will work with you on an individual basis for placement in a school district in your area in the Fall.
Students will also need to take and pass the West-E.
Technology requirements: To successfully participate in the online class meetings you will need to have a webcam and headphones with a microphone (an internal mic on your computer will not work) as well as a stable Internet connection.
To successfully earn your add-on endorsement, you will need to pass all of the endorsement coursework with a B- or higher as well as pass the West-E and your Pedagogy Assessment. You must also submit all required paperwork in a timely manner and pay all of your tuition and fees as they are due. Not complying with any of these may cause a delay in your endorsement.