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Special Education - M.A. Degree with Additional Licensure

  • Option 2: Special Education – M.A. Degree with Additional Licensure: This degree option is for already licensed classroom teachers in Minnesota who want to add licensure in one or more special education areas: emotional behavioral disorders (EBD), learning disabilities (LD), and/or autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This program consists of: special education core courses (18 credits), specialization courses (15 credits), practicum courses (3 credits) and master’s degree completion courses (6 credits). Depending on a student’s existing Minnesota license, an additional reading course (EDUC 539) may be required. When seeking licensure, you will also complete practicum experiences in elementary, middle school and high school settings in Minnesota and Minnesota state licensing exams. Please note: licensure recommendation is contingent upon successfully completing all Minnesota state licensure requirements. Total: 42 credits.

The additional course requirements for licensure include one of the following specialization areas and practicum:

Specialization: Emotional/Behavioral Disorders 15 credits

  • EDSE641 Characteristics: Emotional/Behavioral Disorders (3 credits)
  • EDSE642 Strategies and Assessment: Emotional/Behavioral Disorders (3 credits)
  • EDSE646 Assessment and Application: Emotional/Behavioral Disorders (3 credits)
  • EDSE647 Introduction to Behavioral Theories: Emotional/Behavioral Disorders (3 credits)
  • EDSE648 Applied Behavioral Interventions: Emotional/Behavioral Disorders (3 credits)

Specialization: Learning Disabilities 15 credits

  • EDSE651 Characteristics: Learning Disabilities (3 credits)
  • EDSE652 Strategies and Assessment: Learning Disabilities (3 credits)
  • EDSE656 Assessment and Application: Learning Disabilities (3 credits)
  • EDSE657 Advanced Instruction and Methods: Learning Disabilities (3 credits)
  • EDSE658 Adolescence to Post-Secondary: Learning Disabilities (3 credits)

Specialization: Autism Spectrum Disorders 15 credits

  • EDSE661 Characteristics: Autism Spectrum Disorder (3 credits)
  • EDSE662 Strategies and Assessment: Autism Spectrum Disorder (3 credits)
  • EDSE663 Assessment and Application: Autism Spectrum Disorder (3 credits)
  • EDSE667 Introduction to Behavioral Theories: Autism Spectrum Disorder (3 credits)
  • EDSE668 Applied Behavioral Interventions: Autism Spectrum Disorder (3 credits)

EBD/LD Practicum 3 credits

  • EDSE681 EBD/LD Practicum 1 (1 credit)
  • EDSE682 EBD/LD Practicum 2 (1 credit)
  • EDSE683 EBD/LD Practicum 3 (1 credit)

ASD Practicum 3 credits

  • EDSE684 ASD Practicum 1 (1 credit)
  • EDSE685 ASD Practicum 2 (1 credit)
  • EDSE686 ASD Practicum 3 (1 credit)

ASD/EBD/LD Practicum 3 credits

  • EDSE691 ASD/EBD/LD Practicum 1 (1 credit)
  • EDSE692 ASD/EBD/LD Practicum 2 (1 credit)
  • EDSE693 ASD/EBD/LD Practicum 3 (1 credit)

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