Special Education: Learning Disabilities

Special Education: Learning Disabilities

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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Intended for certified and/or experienced educators with interest in increasing their skills in teaching students with learning disabilities, this 43-44 credit hour program leads to an M.A. and an additional endorsement in Learning Disabilities (SM) on an existing Michigan teacher certificate.

Siena Heights University’s special education program seeks to develop teacher leaders who can create exemplar educational programs and educational environments for K-12 students with learning disabilities.

Throughout the program, each candidate works in an interactive learning setting in the university classroom and in public and private schools, and is encouraged to apply theory and knowledge of the legal aspects of facilitating learning for K-12 students with learning disabilities.

Master of Arts in Special Education (Learning Disabilities, K-12)

Prerequisites:

TED612 - Exploration of the Special Needs of Exceptional Children and Youth (or equivalent course)
Course Type
Required Credit Hours
Course Type PROFESSIONAL CORE COURSES
Required Credit Hours 6Credit Hours
Course Type SPECIAL EDUCATION CORE COURSES
Required Credit Hours 1718Credit Hours
Course Type SPECIALIZATION COURSES
Required Credit Hours 15Credit Hours
Learning Disability Concentration
Course Type INTEGRATIVE EXPERIENCE
Required Credit Hours 5Credit Hours
Course Type SUMMARATIVE EXPERIENCE
Required Credit Hours 3Credit Hours
Total for major
4647Credit Hours
Course Name
Course Type
Credit Hours
Course Name Directed Teaching [Special Edu]
Course Type REQUIRED EXPERIENCE
Credit Hours 4
Course Name Directed Teaching Seminar [SED]
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
Course Type REQUIRED REQUIRED
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Collaboration in Special
Course Type REQUIRED SPECIALIZATION
Credit Hours 4
Course Name Intro to Learning Disabilities
Course Type REQUIRED SPECIALIZATION
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Meth & Strat for Teach Child w/
Course Type REQUIRED SPECIALIZATION
Credit Hours 4
Course Name Strat for Teach Reading in SED
Course Type REQUIRED SPECIALIZATION
Credit Hours 1
Course Name Teaching Reading: Elementary
Course Type REQUIRED SPECIALIZATION
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Assessment & Evaluation of
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
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:
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):

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