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Learning Disabilities K-12 Endorsement (Graduate)

Certification/Endorsement Code: SM
Michigan Subject Areas Test Code: 63
Programs: K-12
This endorsement is also available to undergraduate and M.Ed. certification candidates as an academic minor. See the undergraduate Learning Disabilities page for more information.

AQ Program Contact Person: Gina Garner

The Learning Disabilities Endorsement is designed for the general classroom teacher. The M.A.T. with Learning Disabilities Endorsement requires a minimum of 37 credit hours. Pursuing ONLY the Learning Disabilities Endorsement requires a minimum of 31 credit hours (courses with asterisk *).

Foundational Core Courses: 9 credit hours

EN 510   Research Methods, Design and Analysis (3 credit hours); 2nd to last class

EN 690   Master Teaching Project (3 credit hours); last class


Learning Disabilities Requirements: 28 credit hours

EN 561   Assessing Student Learning (3 credit hours)*

EN 562   Special Education Curriculum and Methods (3 credit hours)* Prerequisite: EN 579

EN 564   Learning Disabilities: Theory to Practice (3 credit hours)* Prerequisite: EN 579

EN 566   Classroom Management (3 credit hours)*

EN 579   Inclusion I (3 credit hours)*

EN 596   School and Culture in the 21st Century (3 credit hours)*

EN 610   Inquiry-Based Literacy and Differentiated Instruction (3 credit hours)*

NOTE: EN 610 should be taken as part of the first 18 hours of this planned program in order to qualify for Professional Certification

EN 665   Inclusion II (3 credit hours)* Prerequisite: EN 579

EN 568   Elementary Practicum in LD OR EN 569 Secondary Practicum in LD (4 credit hours)*

Practicum prerequisite: All other required LD coursework must be completed. Student must contact LD program director to arrange practicum.


Required Learning Disabilities Elective: Select (3 credit hours)

EN 515   School Motivation and Discipline (3 credit hours)

EN 531   Exploring the Reggio Emilia Approach (3 credit hours)

EN 544   Language Acquisition and Teaching (3 credit hours)*

EN 655   Adolescent Literacy (3 credit hours)

EN ___   MAT elective as approved

NOTE: A passing score on the State subject area test in Learning Disabilities is required prior to adding the endorsement.