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Special Education - Specific Learning Disabilities

Concordia University, St. Paul

24 months
395 USD/credit 5925 USD/year
395 USD/credit 5925 USD/year
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The Master of Arts in Special Education - Specific Learning Disabilities at Concordia University, St. Paul is designed for individuals who hold a valid Minnesota teaching license and who wish to expand their teaching skills and knowledge of the characteristics and interventions used with students with specific learning disabilities.


Students  of this Special Education - Specific Learning Disabilities can earn a Master of Arts in Special Education with Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD) Licensure (30 Credit Hours) at Concordia University, St. Paul. Students who are not looking to earn a Master’s degree can obtain a Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD) licensure without a Master’s degree (24 Credit Hours).

The Master of Arts in Special Education is designed to prepare highly effective professional, decision-making, and reflective educators who are proficient in foundational knowledge; referral, evaluation, planning, and programming; instructional design, teaching, and ongoing evaluation; collaboration and communication, standards of effective practice; and core special education skills including instructional strategies, social/emotional health, social competence, cultural competence, classroom management and academic competence.

Responsive to Career planning needs

  • CSP’s Office of Career Development provides many resources to support students and alumni with their career goals, including help with employment and graduate school research, resumes, networking, and interview skills.
  • Our integrated career development plan meets you where you are and provides you with tools and strategies to support you in achieving your current and future career goals.
  • Find an internship or network with employers through Concordia’s vast base of local partners.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ethical Issues for Professional Educators of Exceptional Learners 
  • Teaching Students with Linguistic Differences or Difficulties 
  • Collaborative Teaching in Inclusive Settings 
  • Educational Research and Analysis 
  • Instructional Strategies: Mild/Moderate Disabilities 
  • Teaching students with Math or Language Difficulties 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application: Create an account and submit our online application. Once submitted, you can follow your application process through the application portal.
  • Official College Transcripts: Submit official transcripts from an accreditor that is recognized by the US Department of Education stating the conferral of the Bachelor’s degree or higher with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 based on a 4.0 system.
  • Personal Statement

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5925 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 395 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    5925 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 395 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Saint Paul

1040 - 1755 USD /month
Living costs

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


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 - Specific Learning Disabilities
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