2016-17 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs

Graduate Certificate Programs at Minot State University

The Graduate School offers Certificate Programs in Management and Special Education (see below.)  These certificates are concentrated programs of study with required graduate credits. Once a student finishes the required slate of courses, a student is required to apply for graduation in order for the the certificate to be posted on the transcript.

A Certificate of Completion Programs requires 7 or less graduate credits and will not be posted to a transcript. 

In order for a prospective student to engage in a certificate program, they are required to submit an application to the certificate of choice. Their file will be sent to the department to be reviewed for acceptance into a MSU graduate certificate program.

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.

BADM 535Management Principles and practices.3
BIT 562Management Information Systems (BIT 560 substitutes for BIT 562 if in the MSIS)3
BIT 566Knowledge Management3
BIT 556Virtual Business3
Total Hours12

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

SPED 510Intro To Disability Services3
SPED 513Deaf Studies3
SPED 565Early Intervention: Deaf/HH3
SPED 583Strategies to Support Listening & Spoken Language3
SPED 584Teaching Language to Deaf/HH3
SPED 585Advanced Audiology for Educators of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing3
SPED 586Teaching Reading/Academics to DHH4
SPED 515Practicum4
Total Hours26

Curriculum for Early Childhood Special Education

SPED 504Introduction to Preschool Children with Disabilities3
SPED 509Infant/Toddler Development3
SPED 510Intro To Disability Services3
SPED 530Physical and Medical Needs of Persons with Severe Disabilities3
SPED 531Theoretical Aspects of Exceptional Children3
SPED 533Clinical Practice1
SPED 550Special Education Assessment2
SPED 543Methods of Teaching ECSE3
SPED 563Family and Community Systems in Early Intervention3
SPED 515Practicum6
Total Hours30

Curriculum for Special Education Strategist

SPED 505Consultation and Supervision in SPED2
SPED 507Introduction to Mild Disabilities3
SPED 510Intro To Disability Services3
SPED 517Methods for Mild Disabilities3
SPED 520Intro To Behavior Disorders3
SPED 524Methods of Teaching Individuals with Behavior Disorders3
SPED 533Clinical Practice2
SPED 538Final Practicum in DD4
SPED 550Special Education Assessment2
SPED 561Behavior Problems of Exceptional Children3
SPED 572Methods Of Teaching the Learning Disabled3
SPED 515Practicum4
SPED 523Field Seminar In LD/BD4
Total Hours39

Curriculum for Learning Disabilities

SPED 505Consultation and Supervision in SPED2
SPED 507Introduction to Mild Disabilities3
SPED 510Intro To Disability Services3
SPED 533Clinical Practice2
SPED 550Special Education Assessment2
SPED 572Methods Of Teaching the Learning Disabled3
ED 540Reading: Advance Diag & Remed2
ED 541Clinical Practice Remedial Read2
SPED 515Practicum4
Total Hours23