The Department of Special Education offers an undergraduate program leading to the Academic and Behavioral Strategist license. The graduate programs lead to special education licensure in the areas of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Developmental Disabilities (DD); Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) Emotional Behavior Disorders (EBD); or Learning Disabilities (LD) or a Master of Science (MS) degree in Special Education.

Contact Us

Department of Special Education
313 Armstrong Hall
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507.389.1122

Email

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for an individual with a special education undergraduate or graduate degree include

  1. Working as a classroom teacher
  2. School or Program specialist (e.g., behavior specialist, curriculum specialist, instructional coach, mentor. . .)
  3. Working as a case manager
  4. Working in a home or hospital setting
  5. Working as an advocate for individuals with disabilities, families, and school districts

Special Education Academic and Behavioral Strategist BS

Our undergraduate Academic and Behavioral Strategist program gives new teachers a broad base of skills necessary to work with a variety of student needs immediately.

Early Childhood Special Education MSComputer screen.

This online MS program is for an individual seeking additional knowledge in early childhood special education. Someone enrolled in this program can be seeking a MS only or seeking an MS and a teaching license.

Special Education Autism Spectrum Disorders MSComputer screen.

This online MS program is for an individual seeking additional knowledge in autism spectrum disorders. Someone enrolled in this program can be seeking a MS only or seeking an MS and a teaching license.

Special Education MS

This online MS program is for an individual seeking additional knowledge in developmental cognitive disabilities, emotional/behavioral disabilities, or learning disabilities. Someone enrolled in this program can be seeking a MS only or seeking an MS and a teaching license.

Special Education Autism Spectrum Disorders GCComputer screen.

This online graduate certificate program is for an individual seeking an initial teaching license, add-on teaching license, or additional knowledge in autism spectrum disorders. Someone enrolled in this program would work with an advisor to determine a plan of study for all courses needed.

Special Education Developmental Disabilities GCComputer screen.

This online graduate certificate program is for an individual seeking an initial teaching license, add-on teaching license, or additional knowledge in developmental cognitive disabilities.

Special Education Early Childhood Special Ed GCComputer screen.

This online graduate certificate program is for an individual seeking an initial teaching license, add-on teaching license, or additional knowledge in early childhood special education. Someone enrolled in this program would work with an advisor to determine a plan of study for all courses needed.

Special Education Emotional Behavioral Disorders GCComputer screen.

This online graduate certificate program is for an individual seeking an initial teaching license, add-on teaching license, or additional knowledge in emotional/behavioral disorders. Someone enrolled in this program would work with an advisor to determine a plan of study for all courses needed.

Special Education Learning Disabilities GCComputer screen.

This online graduate certificate program is for an individual seeking an initial teaching license, add-on teaching license, or additional knowledge in learning disabilities. Someone enrolled in this program would work with an advisor to determine a plan of study for all courses needed.

Standards of Effective Practice for Teachers GCComputer screen.

This online graduate certificate is for individuals seeking an initial license in special education. Students would work with an advisor to be enrolled in this certificate program.

Theory and Practice in Special Education GCComputer screen.

This online graduate certificate is for individuals seeking an initial license in special education or adding a special education license to an existing general education license. Students would work with an advisor to be enrolled in this certificate program.

Faculty & Staff, Special Education

Meet the faculty and staff in the College of Education Special Education program.