Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)/Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
The program in Special Education consists of university general education requirements (competency requirements and group requirements), college requirements (the special education comprehensive major), a major in cognitive impairment and a sequence of professional education courses, including one semester of pre-student teaching and two semesters of student teaching (one semester in the general education classroom and one semester in the special education classroom). The policy of the College of Education is to provide teaching experiences in both an urban and a suburban setting.
The undergraduate program in Special Education with a major in Cognitive Impairment leads to a Michigan Elementary Provisional Teaching Certificate for teaching all subjects in grades K-5; all subjects in grades K-8 in a self-contained classroom; and for teaching children who are cognitively impaired in grades K-12 and Post-Education Programs through the age of 26 years.
- Cognitive Impairment
The undergraduate program in Special Education with a major in Cognitive Impairment leads to a Michigan Elementary Provisional Teaching Certificate for teaching all subjects in grades K-5; all subjects in grades K-8 in a self-contained classroom; and for teaching children who are cognitively impaired in grades K-12. This major is also appropriate for individuals seeking preparation for cross-categorical class resource rooms, post-high school programs and education positions within the adult service delivery systems.
Students are to follow the Special Education Curriculum Guide for both Level 1 and Level 2 and consult with an academic advisor in the Division of Academic Services, 469 Education.
Students in this program complete an individualized plan of work with their advisor and the Special Education Advising Guide when they start their course work.
The College of Education educator preparation programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
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