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Graduate Certificate Programs at Minot State University

In addition to its complete graduate programs and degrees, Minot State University offers focused packages of study in several areas. These are either Certificate Programs or Certificate of Completion Programs.

Certificate Programs are concentrated programs of study, usually requiring 8 to 15 graduate credits of work. Certificate of Completion Programs require 7 or less graduate credits. Once a student finishes the required slate of courses, the certificate is posted on the transcript.

Students must obtain departmental and Graduate School permission to engage in either of the certificate programs. This is done by acceptance into an MSU graduate program, or by completing a non-degree application to MSU.

Certificate Program: Knowledge Management Designed for students who are eager to learn about creating and exchanging organizational knowledge as well as explore graduate education. All courses are offered online and the certificate may be completed in two semesters. Two courses may be applied toward either the Master of Science in Management or the Master of Science in Information Systems.

Curriculum:
BADM 535 Management Practices and Principles      3 SH
BIT 562 Management Information Systems            3 SH
BIT 566 Knowledge Management                      3 SH
BIT 556 Virtual Business                          3 SH

Total Semester Hours                             12 SH

Certificate Programs: The Deaf/Hard of Hearing Education (D/HH), Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE), Special Education Strategist (SES), and Learning Disabilities (LD)
These certificate programs have been developed to assist ND teachers to become qualified to work with children and students with disabilities from birth through age 21 by offering a set of coursework at the graduate level that meets the National Council for Exceptional Children’s certification standards for each individual special education discipline. These certificate programs will be identified on the university transcript thus demonstrating completion of the approved certificate program.

Curriculum for Deaf/Hard of Hearing Education:
Pre-requisites:
SPED 592 Audiology for Educators                                     3 SH
SPED 592 Foundations of D/HH Education                               2 SH
  * Sign Language pre-requisite may apply

SPED 510 Introduction to Disability Services                         3 SH
SPED 513 Deaf Studies                                                3 SH
SPED 565 Early Intervention for D/HH Children                        3 SH
SPED 583 Teaching Speech to D/HH Students                            3 SH
SPED 584 Teaching Language to D/HH Students                          3 SH
SPED 584 Advanced Aural Rehabilitation                               3 SH
SPED 586 Teaching Reading & Academics to D/HH Students               4 SH
SPED 515 Practicum                                                   4 SH
Total Semester Hours                                                33 SH

Curriculum for Early Childhood Special Education:
SPED 504 Introduction to Preschool Children with Disabilities        3 SH
SPED 509 Infant/Toddler Development                                  3 SH
SPED 510 Introduction to Disability Services                         3 SH
SPED 530 Physical/Medical Needs of Persons with Severe Disabilities  3 SH
SPED 531 Theoretical Aspects of Exceptional Children                 3 SH
SPED 533 Clinical Practice                                           1 SH
SPED 550 Special Education Assessment                                2 SH
SPED 543 Methods and Materials in ECSE                               3 SH
SPED 563 Family and Community Systems in Early Intervention          3 SH
SPED 515 Practicum                                                   6 SH
Total Semester Hours                                                30 SH

Curriculum for Special Education Strategist:
SPED 505 Consultation and Supervision in Special Education           2 SH
SPED 507 Introduction to Mild Disabilities                           3 SH
SPED 510 Introduction to Disability Services                         3 SH
SPED 517 Methods for Mild Disabilities                               3 SH
(Transition)
SPED 520 Introduction to Behavior Disorders                          3 SH
SPED 524 Methods of Teaching Individuals with BD                     3 SH
SPED 533 Clinical Practice                                           2 SH
SPED 538 Field Seminar in DD                                         4 SH
SPED 550 Special Education Assessment                                2 SH
SPED 561 Behavioral Problems of Exceptional Children                 3 SH
SPED 572 Methods of Teaching the Learning Disabled                   3 SH
SPED 515 Practicum                                                   4 SH
SPED 523 Field Seminar in LD/BD                                      4 SH
Total Semester Hours                                                39 SH

Curriculum for Learning Disabilities:
SPED 505 Consultation and Supervision in Special Education           2 SH
SPED 507 Introduction to Mild Disabilities                           3 SH
SPED 510 Introduction to Disability Services                         3 SH
SPED 533 Clinical Practice                                           2 SH
SPED 550 Special Education Assessment                                2 SH
SPED 572 Methods of Teaching the Learning Disabled                   3 SH
ED 540 Reading: Advanced Diagnosis and Remediation                   2 SH
ED 541 Advanced Reading Practicum                                    2 SH
SPED 515 Practicum                                                   4 SH
Total Semester Hours                                                23 SH