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Elementary, Secondary, & Special Education
Gerber Building 115
1200 S. Jay St.
Aberdeen, S.D. 57401
Phone: 605-626-2417
Fax: 605-626-3102
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Special Education
Northern’s special education program prepares you for a rewarding career teaching children with disabilities.
Comprehensive program
The program provides a variety of practical experiences and interactions. You'll examine all aspects of special education, including methods of inclusion, resource rooms, collaboration and individualized programming.
Academic Options
At NSU, you can major in elementary or secondary education with a supporting major or minor in special education; or double major in special education and elementary education.
To become K-12 certified, you must major in special education. While a special education minor does not lead to certification, it does provide general education classroom teachers with skills and methods to enhance their teaching of students with special needs.