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Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology & Special Education

Master of Arts in Special Education

Current LD Students: Program Information

Important Forms, Handbook, and Resources for Students

Student Forms

Program Plan Official Form

Each student and his/her advisor must prepare a program plan before the student completes 10 semester hours. Degree candidates must obtain final program approval from their advisor before the semester in which they enroll for the final course in their program.  This will help ensure that the final degree certification is not delayed due to an outdated program plan on file.

LD Program Track Worksheets

Students admitted to the program should plan to meet with their advisor soon after receiving their acceptance letter to the program. Together, the MA student and advisor will develop a plan for completing the degree based on student needs, interests and coursework that may be brought into the MA program (such as MSU's 800-level intern courses or, for non-MSU interns, appropriate credits that have not been applied to a prior degree).

Application for Graduation

Student must apply for graduation the first week of the semester he or she expects to complete the degree requirements.

Application for LD MA Certifying Exam

Student must be enrolled in at least one credit the semester they take the MA Exam. Send completed form to Missy Davis,

Application for Readmission

Student must apply for readmission if not enrolled for one full year.

Request for Extentsion of Time to Complete Degree Requirements

The time limit policy for completion of a master's degree- set by the Graduate School of MIchigan State University- is 5 years. The 5-year window begins with the date of the earliest credits in the degree program; this includes any transfer, LifeLong or Graduate Certificate credits transferred into the degree program. Students who encounter events that make it difficult to complete the degree within 5 years can speak to their advisor about applying for a time extension.

LD MA Program Handbook

Program Handbook 2014-2015

Program Handbook 2013-2014

Program Handbook 2012-2013

Program Handbook 2011-2012

Academic Resources


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