Wayne State University is a national research university with an urban teaching and service mission. It is a constitutionally autonomous public university within Michigan's system of public colleges and universities.
As an urban teaching university, Wayne State seeks especially to serve residents of the greater Detroit metropolitan area. The University aspires to implement its curricula in ways that serve the needs of a nontraditional student population that is racially and ethnically diverse, commuting, working and raising families. To meet its obligations to its nontraditional students, the University attempts to schedule classes throughout the metropolitan area and the evening as well as during the day.
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Leads to certification to teach elementary education in the state of Michigan. The elementary certificate qualifies the holder to teach all subjects in kindergarten through grade five and the minors in grades six through eight.
A major in Special Education with a concentration in Cognitive Impairment Teaching as a profession has never been more exciting. Increasingly, certified teachers in the area of Special Education are in high demand and are especially successful in obtaining employment. The WSU Elementary and Special Education Program at the University Center-Macomb leads to a Bachelor of Arts or Science in Elementary and Special Education with an endorsement in Cognitive Impairment. The program is designed for you to receive a Michigan Elementary Provisional Teaching Certificate for teaching all subjects in grades K-5; all subjects K-8 in a self-contained classroom; and for teaching students who have cognitive impairments in grades K-12. For complete course requirements please refer to the College of Education.