The Special Education; Learning Disabilities Major (SM endorsement) will prepare you to work with students with learning disabilities birth through age 26 and grades P-12.
This program has a specific set of required courses. Concurrently, you will be taking the teacher certification courses. See Teacher Certification section of the catalog.
In order to select the special education major, you must apply separately for the teacher certification program. This process will be explained in EDU 203: The Teaching Profession. Students are required to complete all major courses with a 2.0 or higher. A minimum 2.7 grade average is required to remain in the Teacher Certification Program.
Additional courses and requirements for admissions and completion may be required with changes in divisional policies and/or State of Michigan certification rules.
The requirements for a Bachelor of Arts with a special education major in learning disabilities at the elementary level are listed below.
A. General Education Requirements
See general education requirements.
B. Required Teacher Certification Courses
An undergraduate student in special education must complete 20 or 24 credit hours in a certifiable minor for a Secondary Certification. See the Teacher Certification section of this catalog for a list of certifiable minors for Secondary Education.
C. Required Special Education Endorsement Courses
An undergraduate elementary-level student in special education must complete the following courses in the teacher certification sequence.
SED 355 Pre-professional Practicum in Learning Disabilities
SED 364 Characteristics of Students with Learning Disabilities
SED 365 Teaching Students with Disabilities
SED 366 Assessment of the Exceptional Child
SED 370 Students with Disabilities: School, Family, and Community Interaction
SED 373 Assistive Technology in Special Education
SED 375 IEP Development
SED 376 Classroom Management and Intervention Strategies for Students with Disabilities
SED 425 Teaching Language Arts to Students with Disabilities
SED 450 Teaching Mathematics to Students with Disabilities
SED 456 Language Development and Disorders
SED 496 Special Education Senior Seminar
SED 499 Student Teaching