Graduate Special Education Licensure Program

The Graduate Special Education Licensure program is online and designed for practicing teachers looking to transition to the field of special education, though it is open to those in other fields and other states that would benefit from the curriculum. This pathway allows working teachers to earn their Minnesota Academic and Behavioral Strategist (ABS) license (K-12) while also pursuing a Master of Science degree. 

The Academic and Behavioral Strategist license prepares teachers to serve students with mild to moderate academic and social needs in the areas of learning disabilities (LD), emotional or behavioral disorders (EBD), developmental cognitive disabilities (DCD), other health disorders (OHD) and autism spectrum disorders (ASD). *The ABS offering is an additional licensure program, added to either an elementary, secondary or K-12 teaching licensure.

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