Master of Education in Teaching and Learning (M.Ed.)

Explore Special Education Studies at Wayne State University, College of Education, Teacher Education Division. Our program is designed to prepare you with the teaching knowledge and skills for special education to help transform the lives of individuals living with disabilities. Concentration areas leading to certification include Autism Spectrum Disorder and Cognitive Impairment.



  • Special Education (Autism Spectrum Disorder and Cognitive Impairment)

Admission  Requirements

Admission to this program is contingent upon admission to the WSU Graduate School (admission requirements). A GPA of 2.75 is required for regular admission and 2.5 for qualified admission. In addition, applicants must satisfy the following criteria:

  • An earned bachelor's from an accredited institution of higher education.
  • A satisfactory content background in some of the concentrations not leading to a teaching endorsement (e.g. science; mathematics). 


The Master of Education requires a minimum of 30 credits, at least 24 of which much be taken at Wayne State University. The program is offered under master's plan "B," which includes completion of a terminal seminar and essay or project. Students in this program complete an individualized plan of work with their advisor.


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The College of Education educator preparation programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).  


Min Yu, Ph.D.
Associate professor and program coordinator

Teacher Education Division
Phone: 313-577-0902

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