Master of Science in Special Education Learning Disabilities
(MI Endorsement)

Online Education Degree



The Special Education Learning Disabilities Master of Science and the Special Education Learning Disabilities Endorsement Program are top ranked programs by US News and World Report, focused on giving you real-world skills to address the needs of students with learning disabilities in general education and special education settings. Instructors with extensive special education experience work closely with their students to ensure that they have the expertise needed to make an immediate impact in the school communities they serve. Apply your knowledge in classroom situations beginning with your very first course.

  • The endorsement program consists of nine 8-week courses which can be completed in 18 months or less
  • The student-teaching experience may be completed in your current teaching assignment if certain requirements are met

The curriculum for this program is offered through Concordia University Ann Arbor and is developed to meet all Michigan state standards. It is also able to meet many other state standards. Please check with your state’s department for details.

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Goals / Objectives

  • The Special Education Learning Disabilities Endorsement program is a 30-credit program for K-12 educators who are interested in obtaining the Michigan Endorsement in the area of Special Education Learning Disabilities
  • Course objectives and learning outcomes are aligned with the Michigan Administrative Rules for Special Education and the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC)
  • Knowledge of legal guidelines within special education
  • Experience with math strategies for special-needs students

Career Outlook

  • Special Education Teacher
  • Early Intervention Specialist
  • Special Education Administrator

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Master of Science in Special Education Learning Disabilities

36 credit hours for MS
30 credit hours for endorsement

Introduction to Learning Disabilities (EDU 891)

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Special Education Legislation and Legal Guidelines (EDU 892)

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Meeting the Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Needs of the Student (EDU 893)

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Determining Eligibility and Designing Educational Programs (EDU 895)

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Methods of Research (for MS) (EDU 850) - Credits: 3

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Research Methods in Education provides a broad introduction to educational research and the various traditions found within the community of educational researchers. Attention will be given to the central role of data collection and interpretation in curricular, programmatic, and leadership decision-making. The student will examine the moral, legal, and ethical issues that arise when conducting research. The coursework leads to the development of the initial research project design for meeting the degree requirements of the Master of Science in Educational Leadership.
Language and Literacy (EDU 896)

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Math Strategies for Special Learning Needs (EDU 897)

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Instruction Across the content Areas for Students with Learning Disabilities (EDG 898) - Credits: 3
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Collaboration with Parents, Students and Other Professionals (EDU 894)

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Directed Student Teaching in Special Education with Seminar (EDU 899)

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Guided Research and Practice (EDU 995) - Credits: 3

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The graduate student will work with his/her university research supervisor to write and submit the final Action Research Report. The focus of this course is the completion of the research report. This report is written according to Concordia University's prescribed format and writing style. This is a Pass/No Credit course.

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