Special Education — Learning Disabilities

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Special Education teachers continue to be in high demand. Are you interested in making this your rewarding career? 

The Special Education—Learning Disabilities major is a K-12 teaching major which must be completed with an Elementary or Secondary Education Major.

Hands-on Experience

You will get experience in special education classrooms early and often!

An Elementary Education certificate permits teaching in grades K-5 all subjects and K-8 self-contained classroom, and, if desired, grades 6-8 in a content area major or minor. 

A Secondary Education certificate permits teaching in grades 6-12 in content area majors or minors.

Recent Stories

  • Students Studying Special Education Mentor local youth
    The students from EDC 255, Transition Management in Special Education, their professor Dr. Peggy Yates, Gratiot County Probate Court Judge Kristin Bakker, and Alma College Writing Center Director Dr. Anne Porter are working together to provide transition mentoring for local youth. The eight nights of mentoring and college exposure are resulting in learning for all!
  • 2017 Special Education Forum
    At the 2017 Special Education Forum, local Gratiot-Isabella special education teachers spent the day mentoring the special education majors on the campus of Alma College. The day-long immersion of real-world perspective was engaging and enlightening for all attendees!
  • Day of Mentoring Provides Real-World Perspectives
    Special Education Student Teacher, Calin Deck, presented her findings on working with paraprofessionals in the special education classroom on November 16, 2017. 

    A day of mentoring on campus with the local Gratiot-Isabella special education teachers provided innovative and real-world perspectives for Alma College’s special education majors who are preparing to enter the field.