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250 Education Sciences Bldg
56 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Voice: 612-624-6083

Special Education
250 Education Sciences Bldg
56 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN
55455-0364 USA

Tel: 612-626-0367
Fax: 612-624-8241

Learning Disabilities Licensure Program (M.Ed.)


Follow the admission link at right for detailed instructions on applying to the program. Deadline for application is March 1.

Program description

The professional development program in special education specializing in learning disabilities leads to K-12 classroom licensure and an M.Ed. degree. It is designed to prepare teachers to work in a variety of educational settings.

The program philosophy focuses on cultural and social diversity, and meeting the needs of individual students who have learning disabilities. Graduates are prepared to assess, analyze, and problem solve the challenges of learning for students with learning disabilities and their families, focusing on the objective of providing effective teaching practices and instructional strategies.

Careers in learning disabilities

Graduates of our program may serve as classroom or resource room teachers, as consultants to the general classroom teacher, and as itinerant teachers providing direct service to students and their families. Professional teachers may serve students who range in age from kindergarten through young adults, who have additional conditions, and who come from a variety of cultural, linguistic, and socio-economic backgrounds.

Licensure requirements

Students entering as an initial licensure student or those who do not hold a MN license will need to complete the SEP and ABS requirements or show proof of prior completion. Please see the ABS Page for more info.

Learning Disabilities Course Requirements (12 credits)

  • EPSY 5627 – Seminar: Advanced Issues in Learning Disabilities (3cr)
  • EPSY 5628 – Characteristics of Moderate/Severe Learning Disabilities (3cr)
  • EPSY 5629 – Strategic Instructional Methods for Students Academically At-Risk (3cr)
  • EPSY 5707 – Practicum in Moderate/Severe Learning Disabilities (3cr) or EPsy 5752 – Student Teaching: Learning Disabilities (6cr)


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