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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

ECSE Teacher Licensure

Page address: http://ed.mnsu.edu/sped/graduate_programs/ecse/lp.html

Admissions Criteria for Licensure/Certificate Program in Special Education: ECSE

Application to the licensure program and submission of transcripts and other materials is made through MSU's Graduate Studies and Research Office at http://grad.mnsu.edu/applying/.

Admission Requirements:

  • 3.0 Overall GPA (Provisional acceptance may be granted with a 2.8 GPA)
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college
  • Completed graduate studies application
  • Official college transcripts

Courses Required for Initial Teacher Licensure (16 Credits):

For those without a teaching license

  • SPED 509: Educational Psychology (4)
  • SPED 511: Differentiation and Accommodation in an Inclusive Classroom (4)
  • SPED 513: Advanced Pedagogy and Learning Theories (4)
  • SPED 514: Literacy Methods in an Inclusive Classroom: Diverse Learners (4)

Required Courses for All ESCE Licensure Students

Prerequisite Courses - (7 Credits)

  • SPED 548: Behavior Management and Learning Environments for Diverse Learners (4)
  • SPED 605: Introduction to Psychology and Education of Exceptional Children and Youth (3)

Reading Requirement:

  • Licensed teachers outside of Elementary Education must take SPED 614 (3)

The following are the Special Education Core and disability-specific classes totaling 29 credits for licensure:

Special Education Core Courses Required for Certificate/Licensure (11 Credits)

  • SPED 619: Introduction to IEPs, Professional Practice, and Educational Technology (4)
  • SPED 645: Formal and Informal Clinical Procedures (4)
  • SPED 661: Special Education Law (3)

ECSE Courses for Licensure (18 Credits)

  • SPED 520: Education of Infants and Young Children with Developmental Needs (3)
  • SPED 621: Assessment of Infants and Young Children with Developmental Needs (3)
  • SPED 622: Collaboration with Families and Professionals (3)
  • SPED 625: Methods of Working with Infants & Young Children with Developmental Needs (3)
  • *SPED 627: Graduate Student Teaching: Early Childhood Special Education (3)
  • *SPED 656: Initial Graduate Seminar: Special Education (3) OR
  • *SPED 659: Advanced Graduate Seminar: Special Education (3)

*Student teaching and seminar are to be taken concurrently

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