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Post-Baccalaureate with a Master of Arts in Teaching - Special Education, Learning Disabilities (K-12)

Walden University



This online Post-Baccalaureate with a Master of Arts in Teaching - Special Education, Learning Disabilities (K-12) degree from Walden University is an ideal program for those individuals who looking for a flexible and online option of earning certification or Mater's degree with a emphasis on working with students with learning disabilities.

In the course of this online special education program, students will:

  • Examine the characteristics of learning disabled youngsters in the context of characteristics of all types of learners
  • Learn how to plan for and support the individual needs and strengths of the learning disabled
  • Discover how to build collaborative relationships with parents and agencies to help promote learning in all content areas
  • Participate in supervised fieldwork and demonstration teaching to prepare you for the real-world life of a special educator

What makes this online teaching special education program unique is its incorporation of the standards that are set forth by the Council for Exceptional Children Standards and the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium.

This program can also lead to a master's degree with only two additional research courses, and will enable individuals in the program with the methods that are needed to promoting social and academic achievement for students with learning disabilities.

Individuals who complete the certification and masters degree program will have gained the knowledge that is needed for working as an educational expert and master teacher, and will have the skills to cerate a successful educational repertoire and make a greater impact in the classroom.

For individuals seeking a comparable teaching license in a state other than Minnesota, Walden's advisors can provide individuals with guidelines and other information about licensure. It remains the individual's responsibility to understand and comply with the out-of-state licensure requirements for the state in which he or she seeks to be licensed, as requirements vary state by state.

Walden University makes no representation or guarantee that successful completion of any program or coursework will permit them to obtain state certification or licensure in their home state. Before Walden can recommend you for licensure to the Minnesota Board of Teaching, you must also pass the PRAXIS I.

All applicants must have an accredited bachelor's degree or higher.

Accreditation Information

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

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