The Master of Science in special education provides training for a professional career as a special education teacher with a state endorsement in Learning Disabilities. Special educators are equipped with knowledge to help students with disabilities. They influence the academic and social/behavioral direction of students and help guide their families along the pathways of success for their children. This program gives students experience in a wide variety of special education settings as well as teaching experience in the primary and secondary setting.
This 43–50 credit program can typically be completed by full-time students in two and a half years.
Prospective students must submit their applications by the dates listed below.
Fall (August–December): July 15
Spring (January–May): November 15
Summer Session 1 (May–June): April 1
Summer Session 2 (June–July): May 1
Summer Session 3 (July–August): June 1
POINTS OF DISTINCTION
Accredited by NCATE and approved by the state of Michigan.
Evening courses to accommodate working individuals and with reduced tuition.
Career opportunities with loan forgiveness possibilities.
A bachelors degree (or non-U.S. equivalent) from an accredited institution a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.60 (applicants with lower GPA may be admitted upon consideration of the composite profile).
Two Recommendations from professionals such as advisors, major professors and employers.
Resume describing employment, research or special projects.
Statement of Purpose reflecting your philosophical perspective, personal, professional and academic goals, and reasons for seeking the graduate program.
TOEFL, IELTS or PTE (academic): Students whose language of education is not English must submit English proficiency test scores.
For more information please visit the Admissions page.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
We are an international campus with a significant representation of international students. To learn more, please visit our International students page.
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Phone: 855-428-4723 or 269-471-6321
SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM