If I wanted to teach in a special education classroom, would I need special certification?

September 16, 2016

Yes.  At MSU, special education is a teaching major that can be added to the elementary certification program.  In addition to completing our elementary certification program, requirements for certification as a special education teacher include completing requirements for the teaching major and degree in Special Education-Learning Disabilities and passing the appropriate MTTC subject tests. An endorsement in Learning Disabilities is added to the elementary teaching certificate.  Elementary or secondary teachers can add a special education endorsement in Learning Disabilities or Autism Spectrum Disorders by earning a master’s degree in Special Education.