Get your education without breaking the bank

Your tuition could be covered with MDE’s special education grant reimbursement!

In response to the ongoing and intense need to provide appropriately certified and endorsed teachers for students with disabilities, the Michigan Department of Education Office of Special Education (MDE OSE) is offering a Special Education Teacher Tuition Reimbursement Grant opportunity.

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Endorsement Master's

Special Education Learning Disabilities Program

Concordia University Ann Arbor's Special Education Learning Disabilities program helps you expand your teaching abilities and become inspired to further explore the path that lets you live a life of service.

You’ll learn how to create helpful early intervention approaches to make sure students with disabilities obtain the assistance they need.

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We have two paths to explore within our Special Education program. Each path qualifies you for the State of Michigan SM endorsement upon a satisfactory passing grade on the Test of Teacher Competence for Special Education Learning Disabilities (MTTC).

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Program features

Endorsement Program

  • 30 credits
  • Receive the Michigan Endorsement in the area of Special Education Learning Disabilities
    (SM) after passing the Test of Teacher Competence for Special Education Learning Disabilities
  • 8 week student teaching experience required
  • Offered as a K-12 endorsement added to an elementary or secondary certificate

Master's Degree Program

  • 36 credits
  • Course objectives are aligned with the Michigan Administrative Rules for
    Special Education and the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium
  • 8 week student teaching experience required
  • Complete two research courses
  • Financial Aid eligible
Cost per credit

Frequently asked questions

We’re excited to offer Uncommon Scholarships exclusively for adult and post-traditional learners.
Ranging from $150-$500 per three-credit course, these scholarships are available to:

  • Employees of our corporate and academic partners
  • Concordia alumni
  • Current students of Concordia University-Portland
  • Transfer students from Holy Family College
  • Veterans and their dependents
  • Employees of qualifying Christian schools and churches

In addition to our Uncommon Scholarships, the MDE offers a Special Education Teacher Tuition Reimbursement Grant for certified Michigan teachers to earn an additional endorsement in Special Education. Read about the Special Education Grant here.

Courses are offered 100% online.

Yes! Student teaching experience may be completed in your school if your district meets the requirements.

To learn more about Master's of Special Education Learning Disabilities, fill out the inquiry form above.