Northern Michigan University

College of Graduate Studies

Learning Disabilities


Department of Political Science, 1401 Presque Isle

Marquette, MI 49855

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A. - Learning Disabilities

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Certified teachers may obtain an endorsement in learning disabilities (Code SM) by pursuing a master of arts in education degree with a concentration in learning disabilities (LD). Certified teachers not pursuing the master of arts in education degree may elect to pursue only the endorsement.The faculty adviser will direct the plan for each program and evaluate students’ undergraduate and graduate credits to pinpoint any core area deficiencies and determine equivalencies of any prior work. These determinations will become the foundation for an appropriate plan of study. An approved plan of study must be developed after taking ten credits. Students entering this preparatory program are required to have taught for at least one year. Courses listed below are required of all students seeking the master's degree in LD. Those seeking the endorsement are not required to take the research component.


Northern Michigan University is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, Illinois 60602-2504. All education programs are accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC).

International Student Requirements:

International students are encouraged to apply at least one year in advance of anticipated attendance date.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 34-52

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 591 USD

In State Tuition (per year): 7213 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 10101 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Fringe Rural Area

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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