The graduate program in Moderate Disabilities prepares candidates to work with children in grades PreK-8 with moderate disabilities who participate in integrated or self-contained classrooms.
Completion of a teacher education program is one of the requirements for initial licensure from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). Applicants will undergo a review to determine whether they can demonstrate subject-matter knowledge for an initial license in Moderate Disabilities.
Beginning September 1, 2014, new students will follow the prescribed program listed below in conjunction with advisor approval. Students enrolled in the program prior to this date must meet with their advisor to review the remaining courses in their program.
All students must contact their academic advisor to be cleared for registration in future semesters.
Moderate Disabilities Teacher Education Program
Suggested sequence of courses.
Teaching and Learning in Inclusive Classrooms
Co-requisites: (0 credits)
|ED 5710G||Challenges in Learning and Development||4|
|ED 5200G||Reading Strategies and Interventions||4|
|ED 5010G||Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment in Social Studies and World Geography||4|
|ED 5020G||Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment in Science, Health and Physical Education||4|
|GRAD 519||Core Math: Numbers and Operations, Function, Geometry and Algebra||4|
|ED 5730G||Math Methods for the Elementary School (Pre-requisite: GRAD 519)||4|
Sheltered English Instruction, with field experience
(or alternate elective with evidence of SEI endorsement)
Pre-Practicum Field Experience II
Completed in a substantially separate setting.
Practicum for Teacher of Moderate Disabilities (PreK-8); 300 hours
Co-requisite: (0 credits)
- Successful completion of all MTEL exams related to the license
- Practicum application with advisor permission and signature
- Attendance at a practicum information session
- Good academic standing in the graduate program
- Communications & Literacy Skills (01): Reading and Writing subtests
- General Curriculum (03): Math and Multi-Subject subtests
- Foundations of Reading (90)
Course work and program options are subject to change.