Certified teachers (elementary or secondary) may receive an endorsement to teach in Special Education programs requiring approval in either Cognitive Impairments, Learning Disability, or Autism Spectrum Disorder by completing the required courses within the endorsement programs listed below. Michigan Special Education Administrative Rules require teachers to complete a minimum of 30 credits and 10 weeks of student teaching for initial special education endorsements and 30 credits (half of which must be unduplicated credits) with 180 hours of practical experience for each additional endorsement. Please contact the certification advisor in the College of Education for second and additional endorsement practicum hours and other course requirements. For additional information, candidates should schedule an appointment with a certification advisor in the College of Education.
Students must submit an application for Student Teaching or Practicum. Students can find applications online at the College of Education, Clinical Experience website. Students should be aware of the application deadlines. For more information, contact the Office of Clinical Experiences.