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Special Education

Do you have a dream of becoming a special education teacher or paraprofessional? Get started at Normandale, where you can gain the knowledge and skills necessary to fast-track your career in education. 

Earn your associate’s degree in special education, then seamlessly transfer to one of seven Minnesota State colleges for your bachelor’s. 

Scholarship Opportunity

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Are You Ready to Take the Next Step?

Minnesota needs outstanding teachers, and getting your teaching career jump-started at Normandale is a smart choice.  

The Education Department at Normandale provides you with: 

  • Support on what coursework to take 
  • Information regarding transfer to a variety of programs 
  • Academic planning for Associate degrees in Special Education and Elementary Education 

What Makes Our Special Education Program Unique?

Normandale is one of a select number of community colleges that offers a comprehensive, liberal arts-focused degree in special education that seamlessly prepares you for your final two years at a Minnesota State university. 

Normandale also offers other unique opportunities for students:

SpedUp Program at Normandale

SpedUp Program

The mission of SpedUP is to recruit and support BIPOC students as they pursue the first two years of a special education degree

Sirtify Coordinator Marvis Kilgore

Sirtify

Sirtify's mission is to recruit and support Black, African American, and African men into Education pathways.

Special Education Program Basics

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