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Special Education: Cognitive Impairment

Special Education: Cognitive Impairment

It’s a very rigorous program. You have so much field experience that by the time you are done student teaching, you are ready to be in the classroom and be in charge.
Jessica Dilyard Tillotson ‘13
Teacher, Onsted Elementary School, Onsted, Michigan
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Siena Heights University’s Graduate College Special Education program is pleased to offer a cognitive impairment (CI) teaching endorsement by the Michigan Department of Education.

Started in summer 2011, the program offers CI endorsements to graduate teacher education students with initial teacher certification who want to teach students with a cognitive impairment. The CI program was developed by SHU’s Special Education faculty. The program is extremely comprehensive and provides many techniques to those working with persons with disabilities.

Master of Arts in Special Education (Cognitive Impairment, K-12)

Cognitive Impairment (SA) K – 12 Endorsement

Completion of 39 credit-hours of courses in the specialization and special education core, plus successful completion of the MTTC, leads to the Cognitive Impairment (SA) K – 12 Endorsement on an existing special education teacher certificate in the State of Michigan.
Course Type
Required Credit Hours
Course Type COMMON CORE COURSES
Required Credit Hours 6Credit Hours
Course Type SPECIAL EDUCATION CORE COURSES
Required Credit Hours 1415Credit Hours
Course Type SPECIALIZATION COURSES
Required Credit Hours 16Credit Hours
Cognitive Impairment Concentration
Course Type INTEGRATIVE EXPERIENCE
Required Credit Hours 5Credit Hours
Course Type SUMMARATIVE EXPERIENCE
Required Credit Hours 3Credit Hours
Total for major
4445Credit Hours
Course Name
Course Type
Credit Hours
Course Name Directed Teaching (Special Edu) Cognitive Impairment
Course Type REQUIRED EXPERIENCE
Credit Hours 4
Course Name Directed Teaching Seminar Cognitive Impairment
Course Type REQUIRED EXPERIENCE
Credit Hours 1
Course Name Thesis Project/Seminar
Course Type REQUIRED EXPERIENCE
Credit Hours 14
Course Name History and Philosophy of Ideas
Course Type REQUIRED REQUIRED
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Research & Professional Writing in Education
Course Type REQUIRED REQUIRED
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Collaboration in Special Education
Course Type REQUIRED SPECIAL EDUCATION CORE
Credit Hours 4
Course Name Methods & Strategies for Teaching Individuals w/ Moderate to Severe Cognitive Impairment
Course Type REQUIRED SPECIAL EDUCATION CORE
Credit Hours 2
Course Name Methods and Strategies for Teaching Individuals w/ Mild Cognitive Impairment
Course Type REQUIRED SPECIAL EDUCATION CORE
Credit Hours 2
Course Name Nature and Needs of Individuals with Cognitive Impairments
Course Type REQUIRED SPECIAL EDUCATION CORE
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Strategies for Fundamental Reading and Functional Reading
Course Type REQUIRED SPECIAL EDUCATION CORE
Credit Hours 2
Course Name Transition and Career Education for Individuals with Cognitive Impairment
Course Type REQUIRED SPECIAL EDUCATION CORE
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Assessment & Evaluation of Students w/ Disabilities
Course Type REQUIRED SPECIALIZATION COURSES
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Behavior Management in Spec Ed
Course Type REQUIRED SPECIALIZATION COURSES
Credit Hours 2
Course Name Culture/Diversity in Special Ed
Course Type REQUIRED SPECIALIZATION COURSES
Credit Hours 1
Course Name Edu Technology & Assistive Technology for Students w/ Disabilities
Course Type REQUIRED SPECIALIZATION COURSES
Credit Hours 1
Course Name Elementary/Secondary Core Methods
Course Type REQUIRED SPECIALIZATION COURSES
Credit Hours 34
Course Name Parent-School Partnership: Special Education
Course Type REQUIRED SPECIALIZATION COURSES
Credit Hours 2
Course Name Procedures in Special Education
Course Type REQUIRED SPECIALIZATION COURSES
Credit Hours 2
Associate Professor of Education and Coordinator of Special Education
Division of Education
Adrian
517-264-7899
Assistant Professor of Education
Division of Education
517-264-7887

Additional Info

Degree:

  • Master of Arts

Division:

  • Education Division

Location(s):