Master of Special Education
- Starts June 2011
- Program Overview
- Designed for P-12 special education teachers, or people preparing for post-secondary teaching careers.
- Aligned with the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Standards for Advanced Training of special educators which advocates the importance of commitment to learners and their learning, pedagogy, assessing and monitoring student learning, leadership, reflective practice, and participation in professional learning communities
- Summer coursework with academic year projects to allow for participants to live in rural Minnesota and surrounding states, and to continue full-time employment while completing their degrees.
- Program schedule
Application deadline for Cohort Two is April 15, 2008.
The cohort will meet for a period of three years. Classes will be conducted in person for one week during the first summer with project assignments connected to coursework throughout the academic year and online monthly asynchronous web discussions.
Courses are aligned with CEC Standards, and will emphasize:
- Special Education Law
- Behavior Management Practices
- Diversity, Student Learning Assessment
- Critical Pedagogy
- Research and Writing
- Educational Evaluation and Leadership
Cohort members will complete a field research project.
Technology & Computer Access Requirements
We require that members be comfortable using online resources, including email and secure online discussion boards. Members need to have access to a computer, an Internet connection, and the ability to check in regularly to access assignments, forms, and other program information. There will be formal instruction on technology at our first orientation meeting, and on-going support will be available throughout the program. We strive to make our use of the Internet accessible by meeting federal standards on Web site accessibility.
- Bachelors Degree
- 2.8 undergraduate GPA
- Current teaching license in Special Education
- 1-2 page goals statement.
- Three letters of recommendation
- Preliminary writing exercise used to assess writing skills.
Information and Application
For more information please contact Trudie Hughes, Special Education Coordinator, by email email@example.com or by phone 218-726-7174; or, Karen Mehle for Collegiate Graduate Programs, by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 218-726-6525.
Department of Education
University of Minnesota Duluth
150 EduE, 412 Library Drive
Duluth, MN 55812-3012
Students admitted to this program are assessed tuition for a Departmental Masters program. In addition, students pay the University Fee, the College Equipment and Technology Fee, and the Internet/Email Access Fee. Find current rates at Tuition and Fee Rates. Tuition and fees are subject to change.
Apply for Financial Aid by completing the form online at: www.fafsa.ed.gov. Students seeking eligibility for Summer 2008 should contact the UMD Student Assistance Center to speak with a financial aid counselor: 218-726-8000. University of Minnesota employees may be eligible for academic tuition waivers.