The Graduate Certificate in Special Education will be available beginning Fall 2022. Education graduate courses are offered as online, asynchronous courses in 8-week course sessions to offer a convenient, flexible opportunity for busy educators.

Courses offered in the Graduate Certificate in Special Education are foundational courses that support educators in their work with special needs students and can be applied to the required coursework if an educator seeks a special education teaching endorsement.  Additionally, courses offered in the Graduate Certificate in Special Education will apply to the Master of Education in Special Education required classes if educators decide to complete the master's degree. 

The Graduate Certificate in Special Education allows opportunities for teachers to become better prepared in working with students with special needs and will serve to help districts as struggles continue with high needs in the special education workforce.

Graduate Certificate in Special Education 15 credits

EDUC 530 Foundations of Special Education 3 SH Credits

SPED 582 Intellectual Disabilities 3 SH Credits

SPED 584 Emotional Disturbances 3 SH Credits

SPED 586 Learning Disabilities 3 SH Credits

SPED 598 Special Education Law and Ethics 3 SH Credits

Please see more information about the Graduate Certificate in Special Education in the MSU Catalog. 

Please contact Teresa Agnes in the Division of Education for further information or to ask program admissions questions: (education@mayvillestate.edu); 701-788-4710.  

In order to enroll in graduate courses or programs at Mayville State University, you must have a bachelor's degree and be admitted to MSU as a graduate student. To apply for graduate admission, complete the online Graduate Application for Admission, submit a non-refundable $35.00 application fee, and send an official transcript with your bachelor's degree awarded date to the Office of Admissions. 

Direct transcripts to:  Admissions Office, Mayville State University, 330 Third Street NE, Mayville, ND 58257

Admissions phone number for assistance with the admissions and enrollment processes: 701-788-4635.

Graduate credit charges are $440.00 per semester credit (subject to change) and payable to the MSU Business Office by the third week of the semester. Contact the Mayville State Business Office at 701-788-4757 for  more information on payment plans and other payment options.  Federal financial aid is not available for this certificate program.

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