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Special Education Teacher Endorsement

The State of Maine Special Education Endorsement program is a sequence of courses designed to provide exposure, identification strategies, and methodologies for educating the exceptional child. In combination with a bachelor’s degree, the endorsement leads to certification as a Maine Special Education teacher.


Program Description

The State of Maine Special Education Endorsement program provides an educational background for teachers interested in obtaining an endorsement in Special Education.

Function: This endorsement on a teacher certificate allows the holder to teach children with disabilities and to consult with teachers, children, and parents.  The endorsement specifies the applicable grade levels kindergarten through grade 8, or grade 7 through 12.


Endorsement Requirements

CRN Course Name Credits
SED 310 Teaching Exceptional Students in the Regular Classroom 3 credits
SED 420 Special Education Law 3 credits
SED 325 Assessments in Special Education 3 credits
SED 330 Mathematics and Special Education 3 credits
SED 335 Program Planning and Curriculum Adaption 3 credits
SED 345 Behavior Strategies and Social Skills Development 3 credits
SED 355 Transitional Issues for Students with Disabilities 3 credits
SED 362 Typical and Atypical Expressive and Receptive Languages 3 credits
SED 365 Instructional Methods in Special Education 3 credits
SED 370 Teaching Reading and Writing 3 credits
SED 380 Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder 3 credits