What will I learn?

Graduates of the University of Minnesota special education teacher licensure programs are student-centered, collaborative professionals who deliver robust, high-quality, and specialized educational services, adding value to the learning and development of infants, children, and adults with disabilities from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Program graduates are knowledgeable in the following areas:

• Engaging in collaborative problem solving with families and professionals to meet the academic, social, behavioral, and life skills needs of individuals with disabilities;

• Implementing—and supporting others' implementation of—evidence-based instruction and intervention with fidelity to improve student outcomes;

• Using reliable and valid assessment data to make individualized educational decisions;

• Systematically selecting and adapting instructional supports to meet individual needs, based on data and knowledge of individual learning, developmental, and cultural differences;

• Maximizing expectations and learning opportunities for individuals with disabilities in the Least Restrictive using the full continuum of services; and

• Upholding principles of professionalism and ethics in their practice.

Which department am I in?

College of Education and Human Development

Study options

Full Time (30 to 51 credits)

Tuition fees
USD $1,100 per credit. This fee is for 2018 - 2019 and it may, subject to change in the coming year
Start date

3 September 2019

Venue

College of Education and Human Development

104 Burton Hall,

178 Pillsbury Dr. S.E,

MINNEAPOLIS,

Minnesota,

55455, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in the U.S. or a comparable degree from an officially recognized college or university outside the U.S. may apply for graduate admission. In general, most graduate programs prefer an undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher for admission. Other English Language Requirements:  MELAB score of 80.

For international students

Anyone who has or will obtain a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in the U.S. or a comparable degree from an officially recognized college or university outside the U.S. may apply for graduate admission.

The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 2.80.

English Language Proficiency Requirements: TOEFL iBT – 79; IELTS Academic – 6.5; MELAB – 80; Pearson Test of Academic English (PTE Academic) – 59; Cambridge Assessment English (CAE) C1 Advanced – 180.

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