Will I have to take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE)?
No, Madonna University dropped the GRE as an admission requirement.
Do I have to wait until I am formally accepted into the program to begin coursework?
No. You can take up to six credits of coursework, prior to formal admission, after forwarding your application materials.
What undergraduate GPA is required for admission?
The expectation is that applicants will have a 3.0 undergraduate GPA. Those with lower GPA may still be eligible for conditional admission. Don't hesitate to contact the program coordinator if you would like to discuss your own personal circumstances.
Will I have to do student teaching again?
Yes, unless you already have another valid Michigan special education endorsement (in which case you will complete two 90 hour practica, 2 s.h. each). Although most students do student teaching in an LD setting (300 hours/5 s.h.), collaborative arrangements with various area schools afford our students summer student teaching opportunities. As a result, students who are already teaching are spared the expense and difficulty of having to take a leave without pay from the school at which they are currently employed.
If I am currently teaching in a special education position working with LD students under emergency approval, can I student teach in my job position?
The program coordinator will assess your professional circumstances to approve a field placement in your current position. You must have state approval to teach in your position, as well as approval from your building principal to fulfill your student teaching or practica requirements in your current position. Additionally, you will need to identify a faculty member who is endorsed in special education to serve as your cooperating teacher. All field placements must be approved by the program coordinator.
For more information about our Learning Disabilities Master's Program, call Dr. Jill Robinson