Special Education Core Courses

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
SPED 5105 Professional Practice in Special Education (1 cr)
SPED 5106 Professional Practice in Special Education II (1 cr)
SPED 5107 Professional Practice in Special Education III (2 cr) 
SPED 3600/5600 Study of the Learner with Special Needs (3 cr) 
SPED 3650/5650 Collaboration (3 cr)
SPED 4715/5715 Curriculum Techniques (3 cr)
SPED 5655 Due Process in Sp Ed I: Individual Education Planning (3 cr)
SPED 6603 Math Difficulties: Diagnosis and Intervention (3 cr)
SPED 6608 Reading Difficulties: Diagnosis and Intervention (3 cr)
SPED 6605 Due Process II: Assessment (3 cr)

Additional Courses per License Area

ASD Licensure:
SPED 5660 Teaching the Learner with Autism Spectrum Disorder I (3 cr)
SPED 5665 Social Skills (3 cr)
SPED 6660 Teaching the Learner with Autism Spectrum Disorder II (3 cr)

EBD Licensure:
SPED 5630 Teaching the Learner with Emotional Behavioral Disorders I (3 cr)
SPED 6630 Teaching the Learner with Emotional Behavioral Disorders II (3 cr)

SLD Licensure:
SPED 5620 Teaching the Learner with Specific Learning Disabilities I (3 cr)
SPED 6620 Teaching the Learner with Specific Learning Disabilities II (3 cr)

*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.