Hannibal-LaGrange University

Early Childhood Special Education Endorsement

The Early Childhood Special Education Endorsement is offered online to certified teachers seeking an endorsement in addition to their teaching degree. Graduates from an HLG Division of Education program possess extensive general knowledge in the field of education as well as specialized knowledge in special education and early childhood development.

Program Benefits:

Skills - Graduates of the Early Childhood Special Education Endorsement Online Program will gain advanced skills in the education of children from birth to five years of age with special needs.

Convenience & Quality - HLG brings the classroom to you. Our online programs are designed to help you meet your educational goals wherever you are. The Early Childhood Special Education Endorsement Online Program provides licensed/certified teachers with an excellent route to receiving a professional endorsement, and helps them minimize other personal and professional scheduling conflicts and gaps.

Potential - This program is designed to give licensed/certified teachers overall general knowledge about the field of special education and to emphasize competencies in the student's area of specialization. Students will go on to fulfilling their passion for serving others through teaching. - few other callings have the potential to make such a lasting, positive change in the world as teaching.

Program Description:

The Early Childhood Special Education Endorsement Online Program has been designed to meet the needs of licensed/certified teachers who desire to obtain a teaching position in the field of special education.

Hannibal-LaGrange University's goal is to ensure that online program graduates obtain a broad general instruction, a firm grounding in specialized teaching, and a strong competency in the area of early childhood development and education. This program embraces teaching as a complex task that requires the capacity to reflect on and revise decisions on the basis of one's observations and insights.

Graduates will possess a comprehensive understanding of teaching, subject matter and learning, as well as knowledge of the interrelationship between these components in an educational setting. This comprehensive training produces effective and inspiring teachers of students with disabilities. In addition, it provides theoretical and applied instruction pertaining to the characteristics of exceptional learners, the legal and procedural aspects of special education, assessment, planning, instruction, behavior management, collaboration and critical issues in the field.

Students interested in pursuing the Special Education Endorsement Online Program may do so by taking the following 15 additional credit hours in the following areas:

  • Special Education Process
  • Implementing and Evaluating Interventions
  • Communication Disorders
  • Environmental and Personal Strategies for Self-Management
  • Current Trends in Early Childhood Special Education

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