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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Special Education

Learning Disabilities

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

Master of Science Degree

All students must complete the 3 Research Core Courses (see bottom of page). Additionally, all of the courses completed as part of the LD licensure/certificate program (see below) can be applied towards the 34 graduate level credits required for the Master's Degree in Learning Disabilities.

Required Courses for All LD Licensure Students (Add-on and Initial Licensure)
Prerequisite Courses - (7 Credits, which cannot be counted toward the 34 credits required for Master’s degree)

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

Courses Required for Initial Teacher Licensure (16 credits)

SPED 509: Learning and Human Development for Diverse Learners (4)
SPED 511: Differentiation and Accommodation in an Inclusive Classroom (4)
SPED 513: Professional Growth and Development (4)
SPED 514: Literacy Methods in an Inclusive Classroom: Diverse Learners (4)

Special Education Core Courses (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)

Courses Required for LD Licensure/Certificate (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)

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

Research Core Courses (7 credits)

All coursework for the Master's must be completed before taking the Research Core courses. The courses must also be taken in the sequence listed and cannot be taken simultaneously

SPED 600: Introduction to Educational Research (3) OR SPED 603: Action Research
SPED 610: Using Educational Research (3)
SPED 694: Preparing Capstone Project (1)