Master of Arts in Education (MAEd)Special Education with Specific Learning Disabilities Licensure

Program Overview

The Master of Arts in Special Education is designed for individuals who hold a valid Minnesota teaching license and who wish to expand their teaching skills and knowledge of the characteristics and interventions used with students with specific learning disabilities.

Students can earn a Master of Arts in Special Education with Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD) Licensure (30 Credit Hours). Students who are not looking to earn a Master’s degree can obtain a Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD) licensure without a Master’s degree (24 Credit Hours).

The Master of Arts in Special Education is designed to prepare highly effective professional, decision-making, and reflective educators who are proficient in foundational knowledge; referral, evaluation, planning, and programming; instructional design, teaching, and ongoing evaluation; collaboration and communication, standards of effective practice; and core special education skills including instructional strategies, social/emotional health, social competence, cultural competence, classroom management and academic competence.

Required Courses

View Special Education with Specific Learning Disabilities Licensure required courses on our academic catalog website.

Career Potential