One great teacher can make a difference in the education of an extraordinary child. CUAA’s MS in Special Education Learning Disabilities provides you with the expertise you need to develop teaching approaches that meet the educational, emotional, and social needs of students with learning disabilities.

Advantages of a CUAA Master’s Degree

  • A nationally accredited School of Education dedicated to your intellectual, social, and spiritual growth
  • Hands-on classroom experience beginning with your very first course
  • All courses offered in a convenient eight-week online or seated format
  • Personalized instruction that has an immediate impact in the schools you serve
  • Nine eight-week courses that can be completed in 18 months or less
  • Instructors with extensive experience in special education
  • Real-world skills for addressing student needs
  • A 25% discount for school teachers/administrators working in a Christian school
  • A 24% discount for school teachers/administrators working in Preferred Partnership schools

Two Program Options

Endorsement Program

  • The Special Education Learning Disabilities 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. When filling out the application for the endorsement program, please select non-degree seeking.

Master’s Degree Program

  • The Master of Science in Special Education Learning Disabilities program is a 36-credit program for K-12 educators seeking a master’s degree in addition to the Endorsement in Special Education Learning Disabilities

Program Highlights

The course objectives and learning outcomes are aligned with the Michigan Administrative Rules for Special Education and the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC).


The Special Education Learning Disabilities curriculum includes classes in language and literacy, educational research methods, procedural safeguards, and the technologies available to assist both teachers and students. See the Summary of Course Requirements for our curriculum and course descriptions and our MSEL Textbook List for an idea what you’ll be reading.

Learning Outcomes

In our program you’ll not only learn how to be a great teacher, you will:

  • Create helpful early intervention approaches
  • Make sure students who have disabilities obtain the assistance 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 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, other teachers, and healthcare professionals
  • Take part in field experiences to gain hands-on knowledge
  • Prepare lesson plans, alter materials, and measure student progress

How to Apply

Now accepting applications for: Online, August 2017

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Concordia University is accredited by:

  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
  • The Higher Learning Commission

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