Master of Arts in Learning Disabilities
The Graduate Program in Learning Disabilities leads to a Master of Arts Degree and an endorsement in learning disabilities. The specialized skills of program graduates are in high demand, and there are numerous job openings for program graduates in public, charter and private schools, as well as in other educational settings. Graduates are well prepared to work with children, adolescents and adults who have learning disabilities or other mild disabilities such as attention deficit disorder. Kindergarten – 12th grade student with learning disabilities comprise close to 50 percent of students receiving special education services, so teachers prepared to work with these students are always in high demand.
This program offers multiple courses of study, serving:
Graduate students with a previous endorsement in special education, and
Graduate students who have a teaching certificate but no previous endorsement in special education.
Students who have a previous endorsement in special education in either cognitive impairments or emotional impairments may take advantage of the Dual Endorsement Master of Arts Degree. This enables students to complete a Master of Arts Degree in LD and earn two endorsements, either learning disabilities and cognitive impairments OR learning disabilities and emotional impairments.