May 27, 2024  

Special Education, Learning Disabilities K-12 Endorsement MS

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Special Education (Learning Disabilities K–12 Endorsement) Completion of required course work leads to a Michigan State Teaching Endorsement in Special Education in the area of Learning Disabilities and a Master of Science in Education. 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.

The State of Michigan requires students to possess a valid State of Michigan Elementary or Secondary Education Teaching Certification prior to the submission of an application for a Special Education/Learning Disabilities Endorsement. Completion of the portfolio requirements and a “pass” grade on the MTTC Subject Area (Learning Disabilities) Exam is required. All students seeking this degree will be expected to meet the requirements in effect as set forth by the State of Michigan at the time of graduation.

MS Degree Requirements

Total MS Degree Credits: 44

Program Outcomes

Special Education - Student Learning Outcomes

SLO 1: Learner Development and Individual Learning Differences

Beginning special education professionals understand how exceptionalities may interact with development and learning and use this knowledge to provide meaningful and challenging learning experiences for individuals.

SLO 2:  Learning Environments

Beginning special education professionals create safe, culturally responsive learning environments so that individuals with exceptionalities become active and effective learners and develop emotional wellbeing, positive social interactions, and self-determination.

SLO 3:  Curricular Content Knowledge

Beginning special education professionals use their knowledge of the general and specialized curricula to personalize learning for individuals with exceptionalities.

SLO 4:  Assessment

Beginning special education professionals use multiple methods of assessment and data-sources in making educational decisions.

SLO 5:  Instructional Planning and Strategies

Beginning special education professionals select, adapt, and use a repertoire of instructional strategies to advance learning of individuals with exceptionalities in general and specialized curricula.

SLO 6:  Professional Learning and Ethical Practice

Beginning special education professionals use foundational knowledge of the field and the profession’s ethical principles and practice standards to inform their special education practice, to engage in lifelong learning, and to advance the profession.

SLO 7:  Collaboration

Beginning special education professionals collaborate with families, other educators, related service providers, individuals with exceptionalities, and personnel from community agencies in culturally responsive ways to assure that the needs of individuals with exceptionalities are addressed across a range of learning experiences.

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