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Description

The Master of Arts with a major in special education - learning disabilities program is designed to meet the needs of teachers who wish to prepare themselves for working with individuals experiencing specific and general learning problems at the elementary, middle and secondary levels. Additionally, it prepares teachers to meet the needs of exceptional students. It also presents a means for supervisors and administrators to develop leadership skills in the areas of special education-learning disabilities.

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Admissions Requirements

The requirements for admission to graduate study in special education are a 3.0 grade point average and fulfillment of requirements for a state teaching certificate, or a background of education and experience satisfactory to the department. Applicants for programs in special education will be required to give evidence of their ability to pursue a professional career in the area chosen for study by submitting three letters of recommendation.

Degree Requirements-Endorsement: Learning Disabilities
The following 39 semester hours of coursework comprise the program:

EDU 5000 Methods of Educational Research 3 credits
EDU 5260 Collaboration & Consultation in Education 3 credits
EDU 6310 School and Classroom Management 3 credits
SED 5120 Transitions: Special Education in Middle and Secondary Schools 3 credits
SED 5630 Identification and Assessment in Special Education 3 credits
SED 5670 Teaching Math and Language Arts 3 credits
SED 5710 Learning Disabilities 3 credits
SED 5760 Educating the Learning Disabled 3 credits
SED 5850 Research and Response to Intervention 3 credits
SED 5860 Culturally and Linguistically Diverse
Exceptional Students
3 credits
SED 5870* Research Seminar 3 credits
SED 6600 Learning Disabilities Student Teaching 6 credits

Total: 39 credits

*A master's research paper is completed in SED 5870.


Elementary Teacher Certification & Master of Arts with a major in special education - learning disabilities

This program is for those persons not having an elementary teaching certificate who wish to obtain an elementary teaching certificate, a special education endorsement in learning disabilities, and a Master of Arts with a major in special education - learning disabilities. The program combines the required courses for elementary teacher certification, the special education endorsement, and Master of Arts with a major in learning disabilities. Additionally, it prepares teachers to meet the needs of exceptional students in the inclusionary setting.

Degree Requirements
The following 75 semester hours of coursework comprise the program and lead to elementary teacher certification, a Master of Arts with a major in special education - learning disabilities, and an endorsement in learning disabilities. A content-area teaching minor of 20-24 credits is required.

Elementary Teacher Certification

EDU 5001 Introduction to Education 3 credits
EDU 5010 Integration of the Arts 3 credits
EDU 5027 Physical and Health Education Methods 2 credits
EDU 5130 Principles Learning, Development & Adjustment 3 credits
EDU 5140 Society and Education 3 credits
EDU 5250 Educational Policy Studies 3 credits
EDU 6000 Computer Use in Education 3 credits
SED 5600 Educating and Mainstreaming Exceptional Persons 3 credits
EDU 5022 Elementary Science Methods 2 credits
EDU 5023 Elementary Social Studies Methods 2 credits
EDU 5024 Teaching Reading in Elementary Schools
3 credits
EDU 5025 Elementary Language Arts 3 credits
EDU 5026 Elementary Mathematics Methods
2 credits
EDU 5800 Elementary Student Teaching 6 credits
Learning Disabilities
EDU 5000 Methods of Educational Research 3 credits
EDU 5260 Collaboration & Consultation in Education
3 credits
EDU 6310 School and Classroom Management 3 credits
SED 5120 Transitions: Special Education in Middle and Secondary Schools 3 credits
SED 5670 Teaching Math and Language Arts 3 credits
SED 5630 Identification and Assessment in Special Education 3 credits
SED 5710 Learning Disabilities 3 credits
SED 5760 Educating the Learning Disabled 3 credits
SED 5850 Research and Response to Intervention 3 credits
SED 5860 Culturally and Linguistically Diverse
Exceptional Students
3 credits
SED 5870 Research Seminar 3 credits
SED 6600 Learning Disabilities Student Teaching 6 credits

Total: 80 Credits

The following list of courses* (or their equivalent) are also required for elementary certification:

Required Supportive Courses for Elementary Teacher Certification

MTH 1010  Algebra 3 credits
MED 4770 Concepts of Elementary School Mathematics I 3 credits
MED 4780 Concepts of Elementary School Mathematics II
3 credits
POL 2010 Introduction to Law and the Judiciary
3 credits
ECN 1000 Introduction to Economics 3 credits
BIO 1030 Environmental Science 3 credits
CHM 1030 Chemistry in Society 3 credits
PHY 1080 History of the Universe 3 credits
CST 1010 Fundamentals of Speech 3 credits
HIS 2500 United States History to 1877 3 credits
HIS 2640 Comparative Civilizations 3 credits
ENL 1310 Academic Writing 3 credits
ENL 2350 Study of Fiction 3 credits
ENL 2450 Study of Poetry 3 credits
ENL 3900 Children's Literature 3 credits
GEO 2110 World Regional Geography 3 credits

*Note: The above list of undergraduate courses are not included in the MA degree but are required for general education elementary teacher certification.


Secondary Teacher Certification & Master of Arts with a major in special education - learning disabilities

This program is for those persons not having a secondary teaching certificate who wish to obtain a secondary teaching certificate, a special education endorsement in learning disabilities, and a Master of Arts with a major in special education - learning disabilities. The program combines the required courses for secondary teacher certification, the special education endorsement and Master of Arts with a major in learning disabilities. Additionally, it prepares teachers to meet the needs of exceptional students in the inclusionary setting.

Degree Requirements
The following 72 semester hours of coursework comprise the program and lead to secondary teacher certification, a Master of Arts with a major in special education - learning disabilities and an endorsement in learning disabilities. A content-area teaching minor of 20-24 credits is required.

Secondary Teacher Certification

EDU 5001 Introduction to Education 3 credits
EDU 5130 Principles Learning, Development & Adjustment 3 credits
EDU 5140 Society and Education 3 credits
EDU 5250 Educational Policy Studies 3 credits
EDU 6000 Computer Use in Education 3 credits
SED 5600 Educating and Mainstreaming Exceptional Persons 3 credits
EDU 5031 Secondary Methods 3 credits
EDU 5032 Secondary Mathematics Methods {OR}
3 credits
EDU 5033 Secondary Social Studies Methods {OR} 3 credits
EDU 5034 Secondary English Methods {OR} 3 credits
EDU 5035 Curriculum and Methods of
Teaching Science in the Secondary Schools
3 credits
EDU 5780 Reading in the Content Areas 3 credits
EDU 5801 Secondary Student Teaching 6 credits

Learning Disabilities

EDU 5000 Methods of Educational Research 3 credits
EDU 5260 Collaboration & Consultation in Education 3 credits
EDU 6310 School and Classroom Management 3 credits
SED 5120 Transitions: Special Education in Middle and Secondary Schools 3 credits
SED 5670 Teaching Math and Language Arts 3 credits
SED 5630 Identification and Assessment in Special Education 3 credits
SED 5710 Learning Disabilities 3 credits
SED 5760 Educating the Learning Disabled 3 credits
SED 5850 Research & Response to Intervention 3 credits
SED 5860 Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Exceptional Students 3 credits
SED 5870 Research Seminar
3 credits
SED 6600 Learning Disabilities Student Teaching 6 credits

Total: 72 credits

Second Special Education Endorsement

An endorsement in learning disabilities and/or the emotionally impaired/behaviorally disordered may be obtained if a teacher possesses a teaching certificate in special education. Completion of the following approved program for the respective area of endorsement desired is required. The following 22 credit hours of either respective program must be completed to receive each specific endorsement.

Endorsement: Learning Disabilities

EDU 5260 Collaboration & Consultation in Education 3 credits
EDU 6310 School and Classroom Management 3 credits
SED 5120 Transitions: Special Education in
Middle and Secondary Schools
3 credits
SED 5670 Teaching Math and Language Arts
3 credits
SED 5710 Learning Disabilities 3 credits
SED 5760 Educating the Learning Disabled 3 credits
SED 5040 Learning Disabled Practicum 4 credits

Program Prerequisites: EDU 5130, EDU 6000, SED 5600, SED 5630, SED 5850

Total: 22 credits

Program Contact Information

Alan Grigg, assistant professor
Reno Hall, Room  213
McNichols Campus

Telephone: 313-578-0401
Fax: 313-578-0507
Email: griggae@udmercy.edu

Department Chair: Lorri MacDonald, Ed.D.
Reno Hall, Room 243
McNichols Campus

Telephone: 313-578-0431
Fax: 313-578-0507
Email: macdonlj@udmercy.edu


For more information about UDM, or to apply online, go to www.udmercy.edu/apply.


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