Add a Special Education Endorsement to your Michigan teaching certificate

Concordia’s special education program offers two faith-based pathways for k-12 educators interested in adding on an endorsement in special education to their elementary or secondary teaching certificate. Our learning disabilities program is offered fully online through convenient eight-week courses, so you can continue to work while you learn.

Cost Per Credit $690
Credits 30

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This program has multiple start dates during the fall, spring, and summer trimesters.

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Program Overview

At Concordia, we are dedicated to your intellectual and spiritual wellbeing. Many of the students in our learning disabilities program are current educators wearing many other hats, and our faculty understands this. Our small class sizes allow for personalized attention and support while our eight-week, online courses conveniently break down the curriculum so you can complete your special education endorsement or master's degree at the pace you prefer.

What to Expect

Our online special education program equips graduates with the adaptive tools necessary to create lesson plans for students of all abilities. Choose between our 30-credit special education endorsement-only option or a 36-credit master's in special education. Both pathways include an eight-week directed student teaching experience in order to gain hands-on knowledge. This field experience may be completed in your district if your district meets the requirements.

Our SPED curriculum includes courses on language, literacy, educational research methods, procedural safeguards, and the technology available for students and teachers. You’ll learn about federal and state legislation influencing the education, curriculum, and documentation requirements for students with disabilities. Our goal is to prepare servant leaders ready to gracefully communicate with their fellow teachers, administrators, and families in order to operate as a team for the benefit of each student.

Program Learning Outcomes

In this program, candidates will not only meet the requirements to be a special education teacher in Michigan, but they will also learn how to:

  • Create necessary early intervention approaches
  • Ensure students with disabilities have the assistance they require
  • Adapt curriculum and materials to suit individual student requirements
  • Collaborate with parents, other educators, and health care professionals
  • Measure student progress

Applicants of this program may be eligible for the MDE Special Education Grant or Uncommon Scholarships. The scholarship application must be filled out and submitted online once per academic year after candidates have applied and been accepted.

Licensure / Certifications
Students must pass the MI Test of Teacher Competence for Special Education (MTTC)
  • Online

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