This opportunity is attractive to ARCC students and graduates, who will complete their associate’s degree at ARCC and then apply directly to MSUM. MSUM will accept their degree as completion of under-division requirements. Once accepted, students will continue to take classes on the ARCC campus, but the classes will be offered by MSUM and apply toward their bachelor's degree. Successful completion of this degree allows graduates to obtain a Minnesota teaching license in Special Education: Emotional/Behavior Disorders.
The U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, states: "Employment of special education teachers is expected to increase faster than the average (18 to 26 percent) for all occupations through 2014," created by increased need for services, legislation emphasizing training for individuals with disabilities, educational reforms, and by special education teachers retiring or leaving the profession.
Courses begin Fall 2007 and will be delivered through a combination of on-campus, online, ITV and hybrid formats.
An information meeting for interested ARCC students and alumni will be from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 3 at the ARCC Cambridge campus in E244.
This program benefits students because the environment is familiar and convenient-same campus, same library, same parking, same support services, and now a bachelor's degree, too!
ARCC students and graduates do not need to travel a long distance to get a bachelor's degree. Working professionals, who want to complete their bachelor's degree or obtain a teaching license in Special Education, can take evening or weekend classes, too.
For more information, contact Dr. Britt Ferguson, 218-477-2554 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Luanne Kane, 763-433-1297.