While completing courses towards your Minnesota license in ASD, EBD or SLD at Bemidji State University, you will:

  • Partner with faculty who are professionally engaged at the local, state, national and international level.   
  • Learn from current research on best practices for meeting student needs.
  • Enhance your skills in planning, teaching, assessment and collaborative practices.

Special Education Core Courses for Initial Special Education License

Additional Courses per License Area

ASD Licensure

EBD Licensure

SLD Licensure

*Field experiences are embedded into each of the special education content and pedagogy courses.

*Your license will be K-12; field experiences will include tasks across these settings.

*You will work with a self-selected K-12 mentor currently teaching in your field of study throughout your program; more information is provided within our special education handbook.