Henderson State to host special education endorsement academy

Henderson State University will host a Special Education Resource Endorsement Academy starting in July.

The academy is designed to prepare public school educators licensed in P-4, K-6, 4-8, or 7-12 ELA, science, or math to teach students with exceptionalities in inclusive settings.

Participants will complete five online courses totalling 15 credit hours, with the first course beginning July 1. They must also attend a week-long summer academy at Henderson’s Garrison Center June 15-19, as well as one Saturday session both this fall and spring 2025.

“The academy is fully-supported by a grant from the Arkansas Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, meaning there is no cost for participants,” said Dr. Glenda Hyer, academy director. “The grant covers all attendees’ tuition, fees, books, and lodging.

Hyer said the academy is currently accepting applications through May 31 and has space for 60 candidates. To apply, go to hsu.edu/serea.

For more information, visit hsu.edu/serea-flyer. Or contact Hyer at hyerc@hsu.edu or 870-230-5205.