Human Development and Child Studies
Pawley Hall
456 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(248) 370-3077
Fax: (248) 370-4242
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Emotional Impairment and Specific Learning Disabilities:
Dr. Erica Ruegg
425D Pawley Hall
(248) 370-2894

Autism Spectrum Disorder and
all pre-admission questions:

Dr. Janet Graetz
425D Pawley Hall
(248) 370-2620 or
(248) 370-3077 to make an appointment

Master of Education in Special Education


The Special Education graduate programs provide professionals with the specialized knowledge, skills and experiences needed to meet the educational needs of children with special needs. 

The curricula are based on the Standards of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and meet the requirements of the Michigan Department of Education.

Master of Education in Special Education with a concentration in:


Graduate Certificates in:


For additional program options, see Outreach and Program Services