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If you're not already a licensed teacher, the following courses which meet the MN Standards of Effective Practice, are required.

Course  Credits Timeframe of Completion
EDUC 594 - General Methods of Instruction 3 Course is scheduled during the program
EDUC 595 - General School-wide Systems Field Experience 1 Course is scheduled during the program
EDUC 621 - Foundations of Education 3 Course is scheduled during the program
EDUC 624 - Introduction to Theories and Practices of Teaching and Learning 3 Course is scheduled during the program
EDUC 663 - Understanding Diversity and Student Needs 2 Course is scheduled during the program
EDUC 668 - Classroom Technology 1 Course is scheduled during the program
EDUC 751 - Student Teaching Seminar 3 Completed during student teaching

Program Distinctives

Approved by Minnesota Board of Teaching

The Board of Teaching governs the teacher licensing requirements for the state of Minnesota. The graduate Special Education program at Bethel meets these requirements.

Accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC)

Bethel’s graduate Special Education program is accredited under the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) Quality Principles through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Accreditation System for a period of 7 years, from October 2015 through December 2022. Our teacher education program will seek accreditation under the CAEP Standards in fall of 2022. Formed in 2013, CAEP is the single specialized accreditor for educator preparation, and administers TEAC accreditation. See our candidate performance data (pdf).

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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