The M.A. Degree Program in Special Education will build your knowledge base and refine your skills to assess and educate Emotionally/Behaviorally Disordered (E/BD) and Learning Disabled (LD) students. We offer a variety of degree and licensure options depending on your area of interest and your desired level of licensure. As part of a Christian learning community, our professors prepare educational leaders who want to make a difference in the lives of their students. Ideal students include those who:
-Are reflective practitioners with the desire to invest in personal learning and professional renewal
-Are knowledgeable and competent in their subject matter
-Understand how students learn and develop
-Facilitate learning through effective teaching
-Establish collaborative relationships with students, staff, parents, and community members of varying personality, racial/ethnic background, family characteristics, socioeconomic status, and ability
-Whose Christian worldview provides a strong moral framework characterized by integrity and compassion
The Minnesota Board of Teaching approves all education programs at Bethel—and we’re a member of the Teacher Education Accreditation Council. Programs in the Graduate School of Bethel University are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
International Student Requirements:
Submit a TOEFL examination score report (required of all international student applicants and all student applicants whose primary language is not English). A minimum score of 550 is required on the paper-based test, 213 on the computer-based test, or 80 on the Internet-based test.
Facts & Figures
International Financial Aid:
# of Credits Required:
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate):
Master's College or University I
Loans may be available. Applicants may apply by completing the Federal Application for Free Financial Aid (FAFSA). FAFSA Code: 003480.