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MEd in Learning Disabilities

The MEd in Learning Disabilities prepares educators to lead in the creation of accessible, responsive environments for students identified with learning disabilities. Using theory, research, and practice, educators will critically explore cultures and contexts, assessment tools, instructional approaches, and collaborative partnerships most effective for the growth of learners with unique gifts and challenges.

Calvin offers this MEd with the endorsement and also without the endorsement. If one is seeking the endorsement only please see endorsement page, EDUC 591 and EDUC 595 are not required.

A typical program is 36 semester hours

Educ 510 Advanced Educational Foundations
Educ 511 Consulting, Collaborating, and Coaching
Educ 513 Cognition, Learning and Literacy Development
Educ 550 Foundations of Learning Disabilities
Educ 551 Assessment of Understanding: Learning Disabilities
Educ 552 LD Instruction I: Programs and Strategies
Educ 553 LD Instruction II: Trends and Issues
Educ 557 Practicum Seminar: Learning Disabilities
Educ 558 Practicum Field Placement
Approved Elective
Educ 591 Educational Research and Evaluation
Educ 595 Graduate Seminar: Learning Disabilities

Graduate course descriptions



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Debra Buursma is the advisor for this program. To discuss this program with her you may reach her at 616-526-6231 or email her at

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