2017-18 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: Managerial Concepts
The Certificate in Managerial Concepts provides foundations in management at a graduate level.  The three courses, BADM 535 Management Principals and Practices, BADM 525 Strategic Marketing, and BIT 562  Management Information Systems, are part of the Master of Science in Management program.  Students who successfully earn the certificate may be eligible to continue on into the master's degree. 

BADM 525Strategic Marketing3
BADM 535Management Principles and Practices3
BIT 562Management Information Systems (BIT 560 substitutes for BIT 562 if in the MSIS)3
Total Hours9

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

Pre-requisites
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 Services for Young Exceptional Children3
SPED 509Infant/Toddler Development3
SPED 510Law & Policy in Special Education3
SPED 530Physical and Medical Needs of Persons with Severe Disabilities3
SPED 533Clinical Practice1
SPED 550Special Education Assessment2
SPED 543Methods of Teaching ECSE3
SPED 563Family and Community Systems in Early Intervention3
SPED 515Practicum4
Total Hours25

Curriculum for Special Education Strategist

SPED 505Consultation and Supervision in SPED2
SPED 510Law & Policy in Special Education3
SPED 515Practicum4
SPED 517Methods for Mild Disabilities3
SPED 524High-Intensity Support Methods3
SPED 531Conducting the Academic Literature Review ,Psychoeducational Aspects of Exceptional Children3
SPED 533Clinical Practice1
SPED 543Methods of Teaching ECSE3
SPED 550Special Education Assessment2
SPED 561Classroom Management and Positive Behavior Support 3
Total Hours27

Curriculum for Learning Disabilities

SPED 505Consultation and Supervision in SPED2
SPED 510Law & Policy in Special Education3
SPED 515Practicum4
SPED 517Methods for Mild Disabilities3
SPED 531Conducting the Academic Literature Review ,Psychoeducational Aspects of Exceptional Children,3
SPED 533Clinical Practice2
SPED 550Special Education Assessment2
ED 540Reading: Advance Diag & Remed2
ED 541Clinical Practice Remedial Read2
Total Hours20