Degree or Program Details

Learning Disabilities Endorsement

Certified teachers may obtain an endorsement in learning disabilities (Code SM). The faculty adviser will direct the plan for each program and evaluate students’ undergraduate and graduate credits to pinpoint any core area deficiencies and determine equivalencies of any prior work. These determinations will become the foundation for an appropriate plan of study.

Students entering this preparatory program are required to have taught for at least one year.

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Total Credits Required for Endorsement 28-43
Concentration 18-30
    (ED 565 must be taken at NMU) 
    (if seeking initial special education certification) 
Cognates 10-17
ED 596 Special Topics (1-4 cr.) * 2-4

*  Students who already satisfy these requirements, whether from undergraduate preparation or through another area of endorsement, would not be required to include them in their plan, and appropriate electives, if needed, would be substituted.

Note: To obtain the additional endorsement in learning disabilities (K-12) from the State of Michigan, students must pass the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) in Learning Disabilities and file the appropriate application at