Undergraduate Programs

Page address: http://ed.mnsu.edu/sped/undergrad_programs/

Our undergraduate Academic and Behavioral Strategist (ABS) program prepares teachers to teach students with mild/moderate learning disabilities, emotional/behavioral disorders, autism spectrum disorders, and developmental disabilities. Renewal of ABS licensure includes completion of one disability-specific license within five years, and our graduate programs are designed to facilitate that process efficiently.

Our Academic Behavioral Strategist bachelor’s degree program is offered on our Mankato campus and in Edina through a partnership with community colleges. Interested students are advised to contact Dr. Teri Wallace for information about our undergraduate program in Mankato and those interested in the Edina campus should contact Erin Harley.  The Edina program requires completion of work at community college partner sites.  Application information and forms can be found by clicking on the Mankato or Edina Campus links above on the left of this page.  Applications to the undergraduate program on both campuses are due October 15th to being spring semester.  Please see the details for each program by going to the specific campus page.  

We look forward to working together to help you become a great teacher!

Teri Wallace, PhD (Mankato Campus)  Undergraduate Program Coordinator

Department of Special Education
Minnesota State University, Mankato
313 Armstrong Hall
Mankato, MN 56001

Phone: 507-389-5381
Fax:      507-389-5888

Email: teresa.wallace@mnsu.edu


Erin Harley, MA (Edina Campus) Academic Advisor

College of University Extended Education       Minnesota State University, Mankato  7700 France Avenue South               Edina, MN  55435

Phone:  (952) 358-9119                       

Email:  erin.harley@mnsu.edu

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Please see links to community college partners on the Edina program page.  You will begin your ABS program preparation with one of these partners.  The first semester is completed at a community college.