Special Education for Cognitive Impairment
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Special Education Major:
Teachers of Students with Cognitive Impairment​​
Working with those who have cognitive impairments can be extremely rewarding. To do so, you can earn a special education major through the Bachelor of Science in E​ducation degree. You can then choose to receive provisional elementary or secondary certification with cognitive impairment endorsement, grades K-12. The program features rigorous coursework and also provides you with the opportunity to gain invaluable fieldwork experience.

Start with these courses
  • SPE 126: Introduction to Special Education
  • SPE 322: Curriculum and Instruction for Students with Special Needs
  • SPE 323: Classroom Management for Students with Special Needs
  • SPE 324: Special Education Classroom-Based Assessment
Check out the special education: teachers of students with cognitive impairment course list.

Connect with a faculty advisor

Holly Hoffman​, Ph.D. (A-B)
Andrea Jasper, Ph.D. (C-F)
Jordan Shurr, Ph.D. (G-J)
Meaghan McCollow, Ph.D. (K-L)
Jennifer Wirz, Ph.D. (M-R)
Dawn Decker​, Ph.D. (S)​
JoDell Heroux​, Ph.D. (T-Z)

Department of Counseling 

and Special Education
321 EHS Building
Central Michigan University
​Mount Pleasant, Mich. 48859


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