The required curriculum for the special education major comprises a 60 semester credit sequence of courses intended to be taken consecutively throughout the calendar year. For course sequence, request a program calendar from the College of Adult & Professional Studies. ENGL 225R, or an equivalent transfer, is a program prerequisite and must be completed before taking the below courses.
All curriculum has been approved by the MN PELSB and meets MN K-12 ABS license standards.
|EDUC 321||Foundations in Education||3|
|EDUC 324||Educational Psychology||4|
|EDUC 326||General Methods of Instruction||3|
|EDUC 363||Educational Equity||3|
|EDUC 368||Classroom Technology||2|
|EDUC 395||School-wide Systems Field Experience||1|
|EDUC 451||Special Education Student Teaching Seminar 1||3|
|SPED 400||Characteristics of Mild-Moderate Disabilities||3|
|SPED 405||Introduction to Special Education||2|
|SPED 408||Introduction to Academic Instruction and Behavior Management for Exceptional Learners||3|
|SPED 410||Norm-Referenced Assessment||4|
|SPED 418||Foundations of Instructional Strategies for Students with Mild-Moderate Disabilities||4|
|SPED 420||Reading Foundations||3|
|SPED 421||Reading Field Experience||1|
|SPED 425||Special Education: Planning and Programming||3|
|SPED 431||Responsive Instruction, Intervention and Assessment||3|
|SPED 441||Introduction to Behavioral Methods & Mental Health for Mild-Moderate Special Needs||3|
|SPED 455||Classroom-based Assessment||3|
|SPED 470||Assessment Field Experience||1|
|SPED 473||ABS Field Experience||1|
|SPED 475||Consultation, Collaboration, and Resources||3|
|SPED 480H||Student Teaching: Academic Behavioral Strategist 1||4|
|Special Education Major Total||60|
|General Education, Core Distinctive, and Elective Courses 2||62|
Course must be taken for credit at Bethel.
Elective credits can include credits transferred from prior degrees and institutions.
Special Education (B.A.) Admission Requirements
The Special Education major will consider applicants who:
- Meet the general requirements for admission to the College of Adult and Professional Studies.
- Have completed at least 60 semester credits.
- Have a combined cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale on previous academic work.
- Have a transcript evaluation completed to determine which, if any, outstanding course requirements or needed credits must be fulfilled.
- Submit a current resume that indicates a minimum of two years of full-time work experience or be currently employed as a para-educator, paraprofessional, educational assistant, or other titles as appropriate.
Students who have not achieved the minimum GPA, grade standards, or other assessment criteria may still apply to be considered for provisional acceptance. See Admission Categories.