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We're excited that you're interested in the Special Education program at Bethel University. If you have questions about any requirements, contact our admissions team.

Here's how you apply:

Step 1 - Check application requirements and prerequisites

You must meet these requirements to be eligible for the program. All academic requirements must be fulfilled through a regionally accredited institution.

  • Complete prerequisite Standards of Effective Practice course sequence either before or during program. Submission of Minnesota teaching license is sufficient documentation of completion of equivalent coursework
  • Have earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited (or internationally recognized as equivalent) institution
  • Prerequisite: EDUC624 Introduction to Theories and Practices of Teaching and Learning
  • Prerequisite: EDUC630 General Teaching Methods of 5-12 Classrooms
  • Prerequisite: EDUC661 Field Experience
  • Prerequisite: EDUC663 Understanding Diversity
  • Prerequisite: EDUC665 Teaching Content Area Literacy
  • Prerequisite: EDUC668 Classroom Technology

Step 2 - Apply

Next, get started on your online application.

Step 3 - Complete your application steps

There are just a few things we need from you before we can review your application.

  • A copy of any current teaching licenses
  • Application
  • Interview with Enrollment Counselor
  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Two professional references
  • Verification of an earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with official transcripts documenting an undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

Step 4 - Complete enrollment requirements

After you've been accepted to the program, you might need to complete a few additional requirements before you start class. Your enrollment counselor will follow up if there's anything we need from you.

Premier Paraprofessional Partnership with Anoka-Hennepin

We partner with the Anoka-Hennepin School District to offer you opportunities to work as a full-time float para in area schools while you earn your master’s in special education. This program is a chance to gain first hand experience, get full-time pay and benefits while you work towards your degree, and make connections that will help you build a successful career.

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