Broad preparation for specialization.

Cornerstone University's learning disabilities major prepares you to teach students with learning disabilities at the elementary, intermediate or secondary levels. Here, your courses will be taught from a Christ-centered perspective, helping you will grow into a knowledgeable educator who is capable of instructing students with varying experiences, backgrounds and abilities.

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.

  • Overview

    • School: Traditional Undergrad Academics
    • Division: Teacher Education
    • Degree Type: Bachelor of Arts
    • Format: Residential
    • Location: Grand Rapids
  • Career Opportunities

    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
    • Lecturer
    • Curriculum coordinator
    • Education director
    • Tutor

    Program Classes

    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.

  • Earn Advanced Standing

    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.

    Download a semester-by-semester class planning guide.

    Education Student Outcomes


    of traditional undergraduate education students from the class of 2019 were working or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.

    Importantly, our recent graduates also shared that they love their work. Of respondents, 88 percent reported a genuine interest in what they are doing.

College Is About More Than a Degree

At Cornerstone, knowledge is about more than memorizing facts. Here, you will develop a deeper understanding of people, life and God. You will conquer challenges, grow in wisdom and make more memories than you can count.

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