Technical Standards

In adhering to this policy, Minnesota State University, Mankato abides by the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Minnesota Human Rights Act and other applicable statutes and regulations relating to equality of opportunity. In this venue, the College of Education at Minnesota State University, Mankato encourages all individuals to apply for admission.

General Information

Applicants to Minnesota State University, Mankato's College of Education must possess skills and abilities that will allow them to successfully complete the course of study and receive the full benefit of education. Candidates must be able to meet the following technical standards with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • Physical Capabilities - Candidates should have sufficient motor function so they can execute movements reasonable required to provide necessary service to their clientele within an acceptable amount of time
  • Sensory/Observation Capabilities - Candidates must have the sensory ability to observe and monitor academic, behavioral, and non-verbal student activity in order to maintain a safe, responsive and productive environment.
  • Communication Capabilities - Candidates must be able to communicate issues and perspectives effectively and sensitively with the range of clientele and stakeholders associated with their anticipated work setting.
  • Cognitive Capabilities - Candidates must be able to measure, calculate, reason, analyze, predict, integrate, synthesize and evaluate. Problem solving as well as instructional or other types of planning and design are critical skills for educators and require all of these cognitive abilities. Candidates must be able to perform these responsibilities in a timely fashion for effective instruction and classroom management.
  • Behavioral Capabilities - Candidates must possess the emotional and physical health required for full use of their intellectual abilities, the exercise of good judgment, maintenance of confidentiality, the prompt completion of all responsibilities attendant to teaching and learning, and the development of mature, sensitive, and effective relationships with individual and groups of students (clientele), their parents or guardians, and the school community.