Special Education, Cognitive Impairment (CI)


Grand Valley State University

In this comprehensive program candidates learn research-based practices: for developing academic, adaptive behavior, communication, and social skills; for including students in the general education curriculum; for implementing a variety of assessment procedures; for implementing assistive technologies; for collaborating with families and other educational staff; and for transitioning individuals with a CI from school to life. Candidates have multiple opportunities to apply this knowledge by working directly with students in the school setting.

Grand Valley State University
(Suite 102)

Shannon Owen, Director
Sue Wierzbicki, Office Manager
Jacquelyn Abeyta, Office Coordinator

Phone: (231) 995-1785 or (888) 922-1785
Fax: (231) 995-1786
E-mail: nminfo@gvsu.edu
GVSU Website Information


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Bachelor’s Programs:

  • Allied Health Sciences
  • Liberal Studies

Master’s Programs:

  • Education
    – Instruction & Curriculum-Early Childhood Ed. (ZS)
    – Special Education (CI)
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Social Work: Advanced Generalist


  • Nonprofit Leadership (graduate)
  • School Social Work (post-graduate)


  • Early Childhood (ZS)
  • Educational Planned Program
  • Special Education, Cognitively Impaired (CI)