Certificate Program and Endorsement in Specific Learning Disabilities

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES  

  • Special Education Teacher
  • General Education Teacher
  • Teacher Consultant
  • Special Education Advocate

FOR INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Steffanie N. Bowles, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Coordinator Special Education
sbowles@marygrove.edu
(313) 927-1482

FEATURES OF THE PROGRAM

Marygrove’s Certificate Program and Endorsement in Specific Learning Disabilities is designed for certified teachers who wish to add the LD endorsement. This program combines face-to-face courses on our Detroit campus with hybrid and online course offerings. Student teaching requirements may be satisfied in on-the-job placements or during the summer semester to meet the needs of candidates who work full time during the school year.

SPECIFIC PROGRAM INFORMATION

Students in the Special Education program are prepared to utilize a variety of instructional approaches as well as demonstrate what they have learned in a number of ways. By experiencing a wide variety of teaching and learning strategies firsthand, candidates are prepared to model similar techniques in their own classrooms. Special education methods courses have strong practicum components involving candidates with students in K-12 classrooms throughout their educational program. This program is 38 credit hours.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Michigan Teaching Certificate (Elementary or Secondary). Teachers from other states will be accepted into the program, but will need to confirm reciprocity within their state/district.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum 3.0 grade point average
  • Completed application
  • Official Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work completed
  • Career plan
  • Two letters of recommendation

SPECIFIC LEARNING DISABILITIES

All students accepted to Special Education Certificate Programs will undergo a transcript review and development of a Plan of Work outlining required coursework. Courses may be transferred into the program with documentation of equivalency. The endorsement, granted by the State of Michigan, requires a passing score on the subject area test of the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC).

CERTIFICATE PROGRAM AND ENDORSEMENT IN SPECIFIC LEARNING DISABILITIES

All students accepted to Special Education Certificate Programs will undergo a transcript review and development of a Plan of Work outlining required coursework. Courses may be transferred into the program with documentation of equivalency. The endorsement, granted by the State of Michigan, requires a passing score on the subject area test of the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC).

FOUNDATION PRE-REQUIREMENTS

Note: Pre-Requirement courses are only needed if you did not take them during your initial teacher certification
EDU 551 (3) Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment
SED 552 (3) Assessment & Differentiation
EDU 553 (3) Designing & Creating Effective Learning Environments for Diverse Learners

CORE REQUIREMENTS

SED 565 (3) Teaching Students With Disabilities
SED 570 (3) Students With Disabilities: School, Family, and Community Interaction
SED 573 (3) Assistive Technology in Special Education
SED 575 (3) IEP Development

LEARNING DISABILITY CONCENTRATION CORSES

SED 556 (3) Language Development and Disorders
SED 564 (3) Characteristics of Students with Learning Disabilities
SED 555 (3) Pre-Professional Practicum in Learning Disabilities
SED 625 (3) Teaching Reading to Students With Disabilities
SED 650 (3) Teaching Mathematics to Students With Disabilities
SED 567 (3) Teaching Writing to Students With Disabilities
SED 601, 602, 603 (1 credit each) Seminar in Learning Disabilities

EXIT REQUIREMENTS

SED 699 (5) Student Teaching in Learning Disabilities

Financial Aid Available

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