The learning disabilities major is designed to prepare individuals to teach students with learning disabilities at the elementary, intermediate or secondary levels. Graduates obtain general elementary or secondary teaching certification along with a K-12 Learning Disabilities endorsement. Courses and field experience focus on the inclusion classroom environment as well as the "self-contained" special education setting. This program will produce educators who are knowledgeable and capable of instructing students with varying experiences, backgrounds and abilities.
- School: Traditional Undergrad Academics
- Division: Teacher Education
- Degree Type: Bachelor of Arts
- Format: Residential
- Location: Grand Rapids
A bachelor's degree in learning disabilities education prepares you for occupations associated with special education and graduate-level programs.
- Self-contained special education teacher
- Inclusion teacher
- Special education resource teacher
- Teacher consultant
- Special education professor
- Homebound teacher
- Curriculum coordinator
- Education director
From personable faculty to one-on-one advising appointments, we have resources to support you in reaching your goals and being successful in your classes.
See our sample degree plans for the list of classes you'll take as a learning disabilities education major.
Secondary education majors with a TESOL minor may qualify for advanced standing in our Master of Arts in TESOL program. This gives you the option to earn two degrees—a bachelor's degree and a master's degree—in as few as five years.
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of traditional undergraduate education students from the class of 2018 were working or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.
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