Education, Special;  Cognitive Impairment (CI)

Master of Education

Grand Valley State University

The cognitive impairment program prepares teachers to work effectively with students in a variety of educational settings. 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.

Grand Valley State University
(Suite 102)

Shannon Owen, Director
Jacquelyn Abeyta, Office Coordinator
Irina Grougan, Office Manager

Phone: (231) 995-1785 or (888) 922-1785
Fax: (231) 995-1786
GVSU Website Information


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Bachelor’s Programs:

  • Allied Health Sciences
  • Liberal Studies

Master’s Programs:

  • Education

– Educational Leadership (M.Ed.)
– Instruction & Curriculum-Early Childhood Ed. (ZS)
– Special Education (CI)

  • Physician Assistant Studies


  • Nonprofit Leadership (graduate)
  • Palliative & Hospice Care
  • School Social Work (post-graduate)


  • Early Childhood (ZS)
  • Educational Planned Program
  • Special Education, Cognitive Impairment (CI)