"If you want to be the most prepared teacher you can be coming out of your undergrad, WMU is the place to be."
- Jack Wexler, special education student (Learn more)
The information below is a list of majors, minors and graduate programs offered through the College of Education and Human Development's Department of Special Education and Literacy Studies at Western Michigan University.
More teaching pathways
With a high demand for teachers nationwide, it’s an excellent time to start your education career! The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics estimates that we'll need 69 million new teachers by 2030 to meet global education goals. With over ten initial teacher certification pathways to choose from, WMU understands this demand and are making it easier than ever before for students to earn their initial teacher certifications and expand their knowledge base through both traditional and fast-track programming.
Questions about which major is right for you?