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Learning Disabilities Licensure

Special Education: Learning Disabilities (LD):

The Southwest Minnesota State University Learning Disabilities courses are accessible in an online format. The Learning Disabilities program prepares candidates to work with students having specific learning disabilities or related learning difficulties. Candidates will be prepared to work with students in the mild-to-severe range of disability between the ages of kindergarten and age 21. LD is a disorder in one or more of the basic psychological processes involved in understanding or in using spoken or written language. The disability may be exhibited as an imperfect ability to listen, think, speak, read, write, spell, or do mathematical calculations. SLD also includes conditions such as perceptual disabilities, brain injury, minimal brain dysfunction, dyslexia and developmental aphasia.

The courses are available to individuals who hold a MN teaching license seeking an anchor or additional license in Learning Disabilities. All Minnesota teaching license requirements must be met to be eligible for the LD license.

Upon application to the program, transcripts will be reviewed and evaluated to ensure the Special Education Core courses and the required reading courses have been taken.

This program will facilitate the current needs of teachers seeking licensure or certification in the area of Learning Disabilities.


For more information on the curriculum please check out the course descriptions located in the academic catalog.

For further insight into when courses are available and suggested to be taken, please check the Learning Disabilities advising guide.

To learn more about the application and financial aid process visit frequently asked questions. 

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