The Special Education program prepares students to teach all children effectively. You will learn to use teaching methods that promote maximum understanding and social and emotional growth for students with special needs. You will gain knowledge and skills needed to be successful in mainstream classrooms as well as more traditional “self-contained” special education classrooms. At MSU, students 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.
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 Community Schools (MI)
Wayne-Westland Community Schools (MI)
Adams County School District 14 (CO)
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (NC)
Detroit Public Schools
National Heritage Academies
Alumni work as:
Special education teachers
Resource room teachers
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