Plan of Work
The undergraduate program in Special Education with a major in Cognitive Impairment leads to a Michigan Elementary Provisional Teaching Certificate for teaching all subjects in grades K-5; all subjects in grades K-8 in a self-contained classroom; and for teaching children who are cognitively impaired in grades K-12. This major is also appropriate for individuals seeking preparation for cross-categorical class resource rooms, post-high school programs and education positions within the adult service delivery systems.
Please follow the Special Education Curriculum Guide for both Level 1 and Level 2 students and consult with an Academic Advisor in the Division of Academic Services, 469 Education.
Admission to the College of Education is based on two levels. Students are directly admitted to the College of Education Level 1 from high school or another institution of higher learning by completing an admission application to the University, selection of a College of Education program on the admission application, and acceptance to Wayne State University. Level 1 students are working to fulfill the requirements found on pages 2 through 5 of this guide, which includes General Education Requirements, College Requirements, and requirements for admission to Level 2.
Admission to the College of Education Level 2 program requires a separate College application, which is available in
Room 489, College of Education or online at Admission Procedures. Students complete the Level 2 application when all Level 2 admission requirements have been fulfilled (see page 5). Admission to Level 2 is not competitive. Students meeting all requirements will be admitted. Students will receive their individualized Plan of Work at the Mandatory Level 2 Orientation.
Most courses for the Cognitive Impairment major are restricted to students admitted to the College of Education Level 2. For complete information see the Special Education Curriculum Guide (Page 6).