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Program Benefits

  • 3 Degree Options to Match Your Career Goals
  • #4 Best Online Master's in Education Programs in Minnesota – 2021 by US News & World Report
  • Learn to Design Individualized Education Plans

The online Master's degree in Special Education curriculum at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is built on the latest research to help you connect with every learner in your classroom, including those with special needs. These classes are convenient to take and designed with your career goals in mind.

The M.A. in Special Education is a 36-credit hour program. The program includes core courses complemented by classes covering disability specific electives and graduate-level research strategies. For learners who live and work in Minnesota pursuing additional or initial licensure additional credits, testing, and field placement/student teaching will be required.

“Knowledgeable staff have given me real world examples, been able to answer some questions which have come up in my job, and have supported me when I've needed more clarification or information.”

– Alexis Meskill, Saint Mary’s MASE online student

Click the course names below for more details:

Core Courses

Elective Courses

Master of Arts Completion Courses

MN Licensure Options

Please note: Students seeking to be prepared for licensure in Minnesota will need to complete additional coursework, practicums, and field experience. For more information, please click on options 2 or 3 below.

The university reserves the right to change the curriculum and may make such changes without notice to students.

When you're ready to begin the journey to a better teaching career and a more inclusive classroom experience, call 877-308-9954 to speak with an enrollment counselor, or you can request more information

Current Degree Requirements

For current degree requirements, visit the Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Course Catalog.