Special Education

University of Minnesota

M.Ed. On Campus
12 months
27192 USD/year
27192 USD/year
17568 USD/year
Tuition fee
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As an MA student in the Special Education program at University of Minnesota, you'll be trained to find solutions to problems that help individuals with disabilities learn and grow. Many of our special education MA students go on to earn their PhD in special education.


Graduates of the University of Minnesota Special Education teacher licensure programs are student-centered, collaborative professionals who deliver robust, high-quality, and specialized educational services, adding value to the learning and development of infants, children, and adults with disabilities from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Program graduates are knowledgeable in the following areas:

  • Engaging in collaborative problem solving with families and professionals to meet the academic, social, behavioral, and life skills needs of individuals with disabilities;
  • Implementing--and supporting others' implementation of--evidence-based instruction and intervention with fidelity to improve student outcomes;
  • Using reliable and valid assessment data to make individualized educational decisions;
  • Systematically selecting and adapting instructional supports to meet individual needs, based on data and knowledge of individual learning, developmental, cultural differences;
  • Maximizing expectations and learning opportunities for individuals with disabilities in the Least Restrictive using the full continuum of services; and
  • Upholding principles of professionalism and ethics in their practice.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Collaborative Practices for the Special Educator
  • Foundations of Special Education
  • Assessment and Due Process in Special Education
  • Classroom Management and Behavior Analytic Problem Solving

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




32 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission to a UMN graduate program requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in the U.S., or a comparable degree from outside the U.S.
  • Many graduate programs prefer an undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher for admission.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • Many graduate programs require letters of recommendation, submitted and uploaded online. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27192 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13596 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    27192 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13596 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    17568 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8784 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Special Education
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