- The undergraduate baccalaureate degree in special education was one of the first programs in the country.
- The undergraduate special education program at Western Michigan University is an innovative and demanding preparation program preparing special education teachers to meet the unique needs of a diverse range of K-12 students with learning disabilities and emotional impairments.
- Students apply to be admitted to the undergraduate special education program in the second semester of their sophomore year. The program admits one cohort per year. The admitted cohort commences the following fall. Once students begin the sequence of special education coursework the program takes three years including two semesters of intern teaching (one semester in elementary education and one semester in special education).
- The master’s degree in the special education program includes multiple options: first endorsements, additional endorsements, special education administration, and behavior intervention specialist.