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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

LD Teacher Licensure

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

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

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 cr):

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 LD Licensure Students

Prerequisite Courses

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

Reading Requirement:

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

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

Special Education Core Courses Required for Certificate/Licensure (15 Credits)

  • SPED 661 Special Education Law (3)
  • SPED 645 Formal and Informal Clinical Procedures (4)
  • SPED 639 Transition to Adult Life (4)
  • SPED 619 Introduction to IEPs, Professional Practice and Educational Technology (4)

LD Courses for Licensure (14 Credits)

  • SPED 646 Advanced Instructional Methods for Learning Disabilities (4)
  • SPED 644 Program Foundations for Students with Learning and Behavior Problems (4)
  • SPED 648 Graduate Student Teaching: LD (3)

AND

  • SPED 656 Initial Graduate Seminar: Special Education (3 credits) OR
  • SPED 659 Advanced Graduate Seminar: Special Education (3 credits)

*Student teaching and seminar are to be taken concurrently

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