Special Education Student with school child.

Undergraduate Program:

WSU offers three undergraduate programs leading to licensure by the State of Minnesota Board of Teaching:

Graduate Program:

Advanced graduate study in special education prepare graduates for leadership roles in fields that serve children, youths, and adults with exceptionalities. Graduates emerge prepared for a variety of positions in:

  • public, private and state schools  
  • clinics  
  • educational centers  
  • governmental agencies  
  • private industries  
  • college teaching and research

WSU provides Master of Science degrees in Special Education with options in:

Here is specific information about the Application Process for students who would like to apply to a Special Education program and take coursework at the Graduate Level:
Special Education Graduate Application Process (PDF)

Other Pathways:

A graduate student may follow any of three options:

  • Masters degree candidate in Special Education.
  • Graduate Special Student for licensure in specific program (Master’s Degree requires additional coursework, comprehensive exam, and professional paper.)
  • Post-Baccalaureate Undergraduate candidate for licensure in specific program (s). This option is for graduates of four-year institutions who wish to continue preparation as undergraduate students and obtain additional licensure. This is not a graduate option and does not lead to a graduate degree.

Here is specific information about the Application Process for students who would like to apply to a Special Education program and take coursework at the Graduate Level:
Special Education Graduate Application Process (PDF)