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The Master of Arts in Teaching with a focus on Learning Disabilities program prepares certified teachers to understand the field of LD as it relates to general education issues and practices, as well as other exceptionalities in special education from inception to current practice. Students learn to effectively administer, interpret, and report formal and informal assessments to accurately identify disabilities and current levels of performance. Students also learn to develop and employ research-based instructional strategies to address individual needs in all learning environments.

Course work and field experiences emphasize consultation, and collaboration with parents and allied service providers in light of inclusion and transition planning. The program provides a comprehensive plan of study to address the needs of students with learning disabilities so they may reach their fullest potential in an academic setting.

The MAT in learning disabilities is designed to develop teachers who are able to:

  • Examine the field of learning disabilities as it relates to educational issues and practices and other exceptionalities in special education from inception to current practice.
  • Administer and interpret formal and informal assessments to identify disabilities and report present levels of academic achievement and functional performance.
  • Utilize assessment data and research based instructional strategies and interventions to plan and implement individualized instruction, modifications, and adaptations in the least restrictive learning environment.
  • Employ consultation/collaboration skills with parents and other allied service providers in light of inclusion and transition service planning.
  • Critique and report current research in the field of learning disabilities and special education.

Check current tuition rates.

Reduced rates are available for Madonna University alumni and teachers in the Archdiocese of Detroit. The Archdiocese also offers a tuition assistance program for qualified candidates working in the Archdiocese of Detroit Schools. Please contact the Office of Catholic Schools at 313-237-5770 for information.

For more information about our Austism Spectrum Disorders Master's Program, contact:

Dr. Jill Robinson
College of Education
Room 2228

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