Combine your endorsement and master's in special education in our fully online program

Expand your teaching certificate and career by combining an endorsement and master’s degree in special education. Our convenient online program is designed with the working educator in mind, so you can continue to work while you earn your master’s degree. Our program explores the field of special education from a holistic, Christ-centered approach, preparing servant-leaders ready to learn as much from their students as they teach them.

Cost Per Credit $690

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Eight week cohorts begin every: July, August, October, January, March, and May.

Credits 36

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Program Overview

Our online master’s in special education prepares graduates ready to create inclusive learning environments by using the adaptive tools necessary to help students succeed to the best of their abilities. You will master progress monitoring in order to evaluate student success and setbacks and present meaningful solutions. Our learning disabilities program includes classes in language, literacy, educational research methods, procedural safeguards, and technology available for teachers and students. You will learn about documentation requirements and federal and state legislation influencing the educational landscape.

What to Expect

Concordia’s master's program in special education is offered exclusively online through convenient, eight-week courses. Our program is designed for K-12 educators interested in adding both a master’s degree and the Michigan Endorsement in the area of Special Education Learning Disabilities (SM) to their elementary or secondary teaching certificate.

Our master’s degree in special education is a 36-credit program with course objectives aligned with the Michigan Administrative Rules for Special Education and the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC). Candidates must complete eight weeks of directed student teaching, along with a student teaching seminar. You may choose to obtain an endorsement in special education without a master’s degree if you choose.

Program Learning Outcomes

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

  • Create helpful early intervention approaches
  • Make sure students with disabilities obtain the support they need
  • Use adaptive tools to help students participate in class and the school community
  • Evaluate reading skills and present solutions for students who have a range of learning disabilities
  • Learn the federal and state legislation that influences the education of students with disabilities
  • Change the curriculum to suit each student’s individual requirements
  • Learn how to work effectively with parents and other teachers and health care professionals
  • Take part in field experiences to gain hands-on knowledge
  • Prepare inclusive lesson plans, alter materials, and measure student progress

Applicants of this program may be eligible for the MDE Reimbursement Grant or Uncommon Scholarships. To see if you qualify, please visit the Uncommon Scholarships page. The scholarship application must be filled out and submitted online once per academic year after candidates have applied to the program.

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