The research emphasis, which includes a thesis, is commonly required for international students, or those who want to pursue a doctoral degree. Completion of required coursework leads to a Master of Science in Education with an emphasis on Learning Disabilities. Students who have been accepted into the MAT program, or those without current certification, can petition to be concurrently accepted into the MAT/MS program if they wish a Michigan endorsement.
Students who are not seeking a Michigan endorsement do not need a valid Michigan certification, but need teacher certification from their home jurisdiction in order to do special education student teaching. If a Michigan endorsement is sought, a valid Michigan certificate is required along with a pass on the MTTC. Completion of the portfolio requirements and a “pass” grade on the thesis and comprehensive exam is required. All students seeking this degree will be expected to meet the requirements at the time of graduation.
MS Degree Requirements
Must have Teacher Certification or be accepted into the MAT program.