I had an 11th grade history teacher that was my inspiration and ultimately convinced me to go into teaching. He told me that I have a great personality for the classroom, and he could tell that I wanted to go into a career where I could help people. He was very persuasive and convinced me to apply to Western and go through the program.
Meet Jack: Special education
"If you want to be the most prepared teacher you can be coming out of your undergrad, WMU is the place to be."
Special education at WMU
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. Candidates are prepared to implement evidence-based instructional practices promoting access to and success in the general education curriculum through assessment, intentional instruction, and evaluation.