Special Education Optional Licensure {23-24}

Special Education Add-on Licensure Option for Secondary/K-12 Majors

This course sequence will qualify students to apply for a special education Academic Behavior Strategist K-12 Minnesota teaching license when completed in conjunction with another Secondary or K-12 education major (i.e., Communication Arts/Literature Education, Math Education, Art Education, etc.)

Admission Requirements

Students taking upper level education courses are required to meet Selective Admission and Retention Teacher Education (SARTE) requirements.  Students will need to fulfill SARTE requirements as defined within their major program.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate skills related to special education teaching at the elementary, middle, and high school level.
  • Students will demonstrate mastery of legal and due process requirements for evaluation, instructing, and serving students with identified special educational needs.
  • Students will develop collaboration and communication skills necessary for working with parents of children with special needs and other professionals serving students with special needs.
  • Students will demonstrate proficiency related to core special education licensure standards developed by the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board.
  • Students will demonstrate proficiency related to the Academic Behavior Strategist (ABS) licensure standards developed by the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board.

Program Delivery Mode
Land plus: face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required

Core Requirements

SPED 225 Individuals with Exceptionalities (3)
SPED 402 Characteristics of Students with Mild Disabilities (3)
SPED 403 Methods: Mild Disabilities (4)
SPED 410 Methods and Strategies of Special Education Assessment (3)
SPED 410L Special Education Lab (2)
SPED 413 Teaching in Inclusive Environments (3)
SPED 414 IEP Policies and Methods (2)
SPED 430 Foundations of Reading and Writing Methods (3)
SPED 445 Methods of Reading Intervention (3)
SPED 470 Secondary Services and Transitional Planning (4)
SPED 471 Behavior and Environment Management (3)
SPED 480 Legal and Social Foundations of Special Education (3)
SPED 468M ABS Competency Based Field Experience/Student Teaching (6)
ED 498 The Professional Teacher in the Classroom (2)
MATH 110 Introduction to Mathematics (3)
MATH 407 Add+VantageMR 1: Math Recovery Strategies for the Classroom (2)