Special Education - Learning Disabilities

Special Education - Learning Disabilities

The special education - learning disabilities program prepares students to teach all children effectively. Students learn to use teaching methods that promote maximum understanding and social and emotional growth for students with special needs. They gain knowledge and skills needed to be successful in mainstream classrooms as well as more traditional self-contained special education classrooms.

The program enables students to meet requirements for both elementary teaching certification and a K-12 endorsement in the special education area of learning disabilities. This is achieved after completing an immersive fifth-year teaching internship experience in schools under the guidance of mentor teachers and university faculty.



Uncommon Pursuits.

Graduates in special education - learning disabilities pursue careers in a range of industries, excelling in jobs that demand deep knowledge of pedagogy, classroom management and intercultural communication.

Alumni work at:

  • Chicago Public Schools
  • South Lyon (Michigan) Community Schools
  • Wayne-Westland (Michigan) Community Schools
  • Adams County (Colorado) School District 14
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg (North Carolina) Schools
  • Detroit Public Schools
  • National Heritage Academies

Alumni work as:

  • Special education teachers
  • Elementary teachers
  • Paraprofessionals
  • Resource room teachers
  • Behavior analysts

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