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 the knowledge and skills necessary for successful teaching in general education classrooms and a variety of special education settings.

All students in special education meet requirements for both elementary teacher 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 (Illinois)
  • Lansing School District (Michigan)
  • Detroit Public Schools Community District
  • South Lyon Community Schools (Michigan)
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools (Michigan)
  • Prince William County Public Schools (Michigan)
  • Michigan Virtual Charter Academy

Alumni work as:

  • Special education teachers
  • Elementary teachers
  • Paraprofessionals
  • Resource room teachers
  • Behavior analysts
  • Behavioral Therapy Technician

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