12 months
15960 USD/year
15960 USD/year
10908 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Advance your expertise for work within school systems while also having the option to become eligible to obtain a teaching license from one of our teacher licensure programs with the Special Education program of the University of Minnesota.


Learn from leaders in the field of special education

Learn the art and science of teaching special education for young people from birth to age 21. At the University of Minnesota, we are D-R-I-V-E-N to to prepare the next generation of scientist-practitioners to be:
  • Data-based collaborators who deliver
  • Robust, rigorous, relentless instruction to address
  • Individual differences and needs, adding
  • Value to student outcomes using
  • Evidence-based practices and believing
  • No problem is unsolvable
The Special Education program of the University of Minnesota is designed by leaders in the field of special education who train our teacher candidates, using the IDEAL Problem Solving Model to:
  • Identify the problem
  • Define the problem
  • Explore alternative solutions
  • Apply solutions
  • Look at the effects of solutions

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Collaborative Practices for the Special Educator
  • Assessment and Due Process in Special Education
  • Classroom Management and Behavior Analytic Problem Solving
  • Specialized Interventions for Students With Mild/Moderate Disabilities in Reading & Written Language
  • Module 1: Augmentative and Alternative Communication
  • Mathematics for Diverse Learners

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Undergraduate GPA of at least 2.8 on a 4.0 scale
  • Graduate school application
  • Application fee
  • Transcripts (Academic History)
  • Non-native English speakers: TOEFL, IELTS, etc. test scores
  • Strong personal statement
  • Resume/CV
  • Two letters of recommendation (three if applying for Project Pact funding)
  • Copy of teaching license (if applicable)
  • Video of American Sign Language (ASL) skills (DHH applicants only)
  • Diversity Statement (optional but highly encouraged)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15960 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 15960 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    15960 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15960 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    10908 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10908 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Minneapolis

1130 - 2045 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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