2011-2012 Walden University Catalog (June 2012) 
    
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2011-2012 Walden University Catalog (June 2012) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Special Education Endorsement in Learning Disabilities (K-12) with an M.S.Ed. with a specialization in Special Education Acceleration


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Advanced students in Walden’s special education endorsement program can accelerate the time to complete the Special Education Endorsement Program in Learning Disabilities (K–12) with an M.S.Ed. with a specialization in Special Education degree.

To help ensure student success, the following requirements have been established:

  • The student must be in good standing with the university.
  • The student must meet the minimum admissions requirements for the special education endorsement program.
  • The student must have a B (3.0) or better in the Special Education Endorsement Program in Learning Disabilities (K–12).  

Note: Students are advised to consult the Walden University Student Handbook for more information on requirements.

The following requirements have been established for Walden special education endorsement program students who are interested in entering Walden’s Special Education Endorsement Program in Learning Disabilities (K–12) with an M.S.Ed. with a specialization in Special Education program:

Special Education Endorsement Program in Learning Disabilities (K–12) with an M.S.Ed. with a specialization in Special Education Courses


Note on Licensure


The Minnesota Department of Education grants teaching endorsements, not Walden University. Walden University is approved by the Minnesota Board of Teaching to offer endorsement programs that lead to Minnesota endorsement in special education (K–12 learning disabilities or K–12 emotional/behavioral disorders). Candidates for endorsement must successfully complete one of Walden University’s state-approved endorsement programs, which may make them eligible for the Minnesota teaching endorsement in the teaching area of the program completed. Before Walden can recommend a candidate for endorsement to the Minnesota Department of Education, he or she must also pass the Praxis II tests pertinent to the teaching content area and complete any other Minnesota Board of Teaching requirements beyond completion of Walden’s state-approved teacher preparation program.

For individuals seeking a comparable teaching endorsement in a state other than Minnesota, Walden’s advisors can provide individuals with guidelines and other information about endorsements. It remains the individual’s responsibility to understand and comply with the out-of-state endorsement requirements for the state in which he or she seeks to be endorsed, 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 license endorsements in their home state.

In all states, there are policies regarding out-of-state procedures that must be followed when someone is eligible for or has received an endorsement through an out-of-state institution with a state-approved program, such as the Minnesota Board of Teaching-approved programs at Walden University. Some states require that an individual actually obtain the out-of-state endorsement first; other states do not require the actual endorsement, just completion of a state-approved program. For individuals who must first obtain the Minnesota endorsement, their current teaching license must be deemed equivalent to a Minnesota license before the Minnesota endorsement will be granted.

For more information, please contact your Walden University enrollment advisor who can provide information on endorsement requirements. It is your responsibility to ensure that you understand and comply with the most up-to-date endorsement information for your state.

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