Program Details

  • Award: Master of Science
  • Credits: 34
  • Delivery: Face-to-face
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

Special Education and Teaching, General. A general program that focuses on the design and provision of teaching and other educational services to children or adults with special learning needs or disabilities, and that may prepare individuals to function as special education teachers. Includes instruction in diagnosing learning disabilities, developing individual education plans, teaching and supervising special education students, special education counseling, and applicable laws and policies.

Program Locations

  • Southwest Minnesota State University 56258
  • Ridgewater College, Hutchinson 55350
  • Minnetonka
  • Lake Area Technical Institute, Watertown, SD 57201
  • Brandon High School, Brandon, SD 57005

Labor Market Information

  • High School Special Education Teachers
  • Median wage:$63,445/year-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Below statewide average
  • Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers
  • Median wage:$52,088/year-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Below statewide average
  • Preschool Special Education Teachers
  • Median wage:$56,762/year-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Below statewide average
  • Middle School Special Education Teachers
  • Median wage:$61,538/year-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Below statewide average
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Southwest Minnesota State University
Southwest Minnesota State University
1501 State St. Marshall, MN 56258 Toll-Free: (800) 642-0684 Local: (507) 537-6286 TTY: (800) 627-3529 Email: Matthew.Suby@smsu.edu