Special Education

A Bachelor's Degree in Special Education - Pursue this exciting new opportunity at Mayville State!


student_spec_ed.jpgMayville State University was given State Board of Higher Education approval to offer a new Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.) degree in special education in May of 2013. This is an exciting new opportunity for students who wish to become teachers in North Dakota.

The new program provides opportunities for graduates from Mayville State the same licensure option as teachers educated in other states. A teacher with a bachelor's degree in special education will be able to work with children in any category of disability without having a background in specific college coursework.

A Need for Qualified Teachers


The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), the discipline's professional organization, has acknowledged a "chronic and severe shortage of personnel to deliver special education services." The U.S. Department of Education approximated 50,000 individuals practicing special education who are unqualified. This negatively impacts the learning of more than a million students with disabilities. Mayville State's bachelor's level program meets entry-level expectations for special educators in the areas of standards-based curriculum content, subject matter content, and individualized pedagogical content.



Graduates of Mayville State's B.S.Ed. program in special education will be prepared to meet requirements of CEC Common Core of Knowledge and Skills, the Individualized General Education Curriculum, and Individualized Independence Curriculum or Early Childhood Special Education/Early Intervention, of the CEC, and endorsement standards for the state of North Dakota.

Career Options


Individuals with this degree will be equipped to work in a variety of career options. They might support people with disabilities in schools, or work in human service agencies, adult education, or community-home support. Students pursuing this degree will complete courses online and face-to-face in early childhood, elementary, or secondary special education. Students will be eligible to apply for early childhood, elementary, or secondary teaching licensure.

More Information

Want to learn more? Contact Mayville State advisor, Connie Kaldor at connie.kaldor@mayvillestate.edu.


Special Education Majors

This program is available online for currently licensed teachers!


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