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Major: Special Education and Teaching


Introduction

Special education and teaching programs prepare students to design and teach students with special learning needs or a variety of disabilities.

Specific programs included in this major:

  • Education/Teaching of Individuals Who are Developmentally Delayed
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals in Junior High/Middle School Special Education Programs
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals in Secondary Special Education Programs
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments, Including Deafness
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Orthopedic and Other Physical Health Impairments
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Speech or Language Impairments
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Vision Impairments, Including Blindness
  • Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Special Education and Teaching, Other

 

Typical Degrees Offered

Minnesota schools offer several different award levels for this major. The number of 2016-2017 graduates in the chart below were awarded the following degrees:

Award of less than 1 academic year, 4 graduates

Associates degree, 7 graduates

Bachelor degree*, 273 graduates

Master degree**, 363 graduates

*This award level also includes post-bachelor's certificates.
**This award level also includes post-master's certificates.

 

Careers You Qualify For With This Major

 

Schools That Offer This Major

SchoolCity
Anoka-Ramsey Community College - Cambridge Cambridge
Anoka-Ramsey Community College - Coon Rapids Coon Rapids
Bemidji State University Bemidji
Bemidji State University - Online Bemidji
Inver Hills Community College Inver Grove Heights
Mesabi Range College - Online Eveleth
Mesabi Range College - Virginia Virginia
Minneapolis Community and Technical College Minneapolis
Minnesota State University Moorhead Moorhead
Minnesota State University Moorhead - Online Moorhead
Minnesota State University, Mankato Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato - Online Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato-Edina Edina
Normandale Community College Bloomington
North Hennepin Community College Brooklyn Park
Ridgewater College - Hutchinson Hutchinson
Southwest Minnesota State University Marshall
Southwest Minnesota State University - Online Marshall
St. Cloud State University St. Cloud
St. Cloud Technical & Community College St. Cloud
Winona State University Winona

 

Related Majors

 

College Preparation

In Minnesota, your school may have developed a Program of Study in this career area. A Program of Study is an academic and career plan developed by your high school to help move you towards a career and college path. A Program of Study can help you:

  • Select high school classes that prepare you for college and getting a job
  • Understand how the classes you're taking in high school lead to a career
  • Identify extra-curricular activities that are related to your career interest
  • See what classes at your school offer early college credit that will save you time and money towards your college expenses
  • Graduate from high school prepared for your next step toward the career you choose

Learn more about Programs of Study at your high school.

 

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