University of SD will offer special ed master’s program

University of SD will offer special ed master's program To help meet the shortage of teachers in special education, The University of South Dakota School of Education will offer interested individuals the opportunity to enroll in a master of arts degree in special education program for the spring semester in Sioux Falls.

Interested students are encouraged to register as soon as possible for the three-year program set to begin in January. Enrollees must complete the normal university admission process for graduate school including an application form and fee, three letters of recommendation, and either Graduate Record Examination or Mill Analogy Test scores. Each applicant must present two complete sets of official transcripts from each college or university previously attended. Students can register on-line at www.

The program will be taught by professors from the USD School of Education and is designed for individuals with or without South Dakota teacher certification. Program options will include specialization in early childhood special education, emotional/behavior disorders, learning disabilities, mental disabilities, and K-12 multicategorical mild-moderate. Successful completion of the program can lead to certification in any of the program option areas.

For more information, contact Professor Mary Ring, (605) 677-5828 or email

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