About the Special Education: Learning Disabilities Program
The objective of the Special Education: Learning Disabilities major offered through the School of Education is to provide students with a solid understanding of diagnostic and teaching methods with which to meet the curriculum and classroom management needs of students with learning disabilities (LD). In addition, the major will prepare students with the skills to communicate those needs to colleagues and parents. For the Spring Arbor University Special Education LD graduate, best practice in the field will be presented from a liberal arts perspective and will include an emphasis on integrating Christian faith into teaching practice. The courses will address all areas of the “Effective Teaching Model” designed to produce teachers with both a broad understanding of the field and in-depth skills geared toward practical application for daily teaching practices.
Other majors and programs offered through the School of Education include:
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Why should you choose SAU’s Special Education: Learning Disabilities program?
This major has been designed to provide an understanding of best practice in diagnosing and addressing the skill deficits of students with learning disabilities. Understanding the law and the role of the LD teacher as a child advocate will also be addressed. An assisting/adaptive technology course and a course in communication skills unique to students with learning disabilities are cutting-edge courses in the program. This major emphasizes practical application of skills so that the graduate is prepared to function on a day-to-day basis in a special education setting. The student will have many opportunities to practice and demonstrate these skills as a result of required field experiences in a number of the courses.