Master of Science in Special Education - Strategist
The Master of Science in Special Education for the Special Education Strategist (SES) emphasis area is designed to prepare teachers as rural special education generalists. Students who complete an SES degree will be trained to work with students who have mild mental retardation, serious emotional disturbance, and specific learning disabilities. SES classes provide a firm foundation in theory, methods, assessment, and practical implementation of appropriate programming. Since SES students are generalists, they typically complete more practica experiences than students in other emphasis areas.
The faculty recommends that graduate students who choose to pursue an MSU Special Education Masters Degree that focuses on SES should first complete an elementary or secondary education teacher preparation program at an accredited college or university and first have or be eligible for a North Dakota professional educator’s license.
Remember, graduate students enter our program with diverse training and experience. This program can accommodate students with different undergraduate training experiences. For example, certain students may need to complete undergraduate coursework. Other students may NOT need to take all the classes on this list.