Master of Science in Special Education Learning Disabilities

With a Master of Science in Special Education Learning Disabilities, you can be a part of a nationally accredited School of Education. We are dedicated to your intellectual and spiritual wellbeing, so you can share that with others.


Department of Special Education

Be the difference for an extraordinary child

It takes a special person to want to help kids with special needs gain the opportunities they deserve in life. Expand your teaching abilities and become inspired to further explore the path that lets you live a life of service. This is a field where you learn more about yourself and your faith from your students than you can ever teach them. Through this program, you’ll learn how to create helpful early intervention approaches to make sure students with disabilities obtain the assistance they need.

Program Overview

You will be able to use the adaptive tools needed to help students participate in class and prepare creative lesson plans with altered approaches. You will master ongoing progress monitoring so you can understand student success and setbacks. You will take classes in language, literacy, educational research methods, procedural safeguards and the technology available for teachers and students. During this program, you will learn to evaluate reading skills and present solutions for a range of levels and disabilities. You will learn about curriculum, documentation requirements, and federal and state legislation that influences education of students with disabilities. You will study how to gracefully communicate with teachers, administrators and families and operate as a team for the benefit of that child.

What to Expect

There are two paths to explore, the Endorsement Program and Master’s Degree Program. The Endorsement program is a 30-credit program for K-12 educators interested in obtaining the Michigan Endorsement in the area of Special Education Learning Disabilities. You can also complete the 36-credit Masters of Science for educators seeking a Master’s degree in addition to the Endorsement program. The course objectives are aligned with the Michigan Administrative Rules for Special Education and the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC). Practicum or Internship Requirement: Candidates will complete 8 weeks for directed student teaching, along with student teaching seminar.

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