Master of Education in Teacher Education

Moderate Disabilities (PreK-8)

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Moderate Disabilities (PreK-8)

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.

All students must contact their academic advisor to be cleared for registration in future semesters. 

Moderate Disabilities Teacher Education Program (M.Ed.)

 

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

Students who have completed an undergraduate teacher education program may waive course(s) from the graduate program with approval of their academic advisor.  For instance, if a student received an endorsement for Sheltered English Instruction through their undergraduate program, or through a current school district, this course may be waived from the graduate program and an alternate elective selected with advisor approval. 

Below is the suggested sequence of courses.  Course work and program options are subject to change, and course sections may be added or cancelled during any semester based on enrollment. 

EDU 5740 - Teaching and Learning in Inclusive Classrooms (4 cr)
 Co-requisites: EDU 6500 - Pre-Practicum Field-Based Experience (0 cr)

EDU 5710 - Challenges in Learning and Development (4 cr)
EDU 5200 - Reading Strategies and Interventions (4 cr)
EDU 5810 - Assessment and Instruction for Moderate Disabilities (4 cr)
 Pre-requisite: EDU 5710
EDU 6120 - Teaching Science and Social Studies for Moderate Disabilities Teachers (4 cr)
EDU 5190 - Core Math: Numbers and Operations, Function, Geometry and Algebra (4 cr)
EDU 5730 - Math Methods for the Elementary School (4 cr)
 Pre-requisite: EDU 5190
Co-requisite: EDU 6505 Pre-Practicum Field-Based Experience (0 cr)

EDU 5820 - Sheltered English Instruction (4 cr)
 Co-requisite: EDU 6507 Pre-Practicum Field-Based Experience (0 cr)

EDU 6522 - Practicum for Teacher of Moderate Disabilities (PreK-8) (4 cr)
 Co-requisite: EDU 6510 Practicum Seminar (0 cr)

 

PRACTICUM REQUIREMENTS
  • Successful completion of the Communication & Literacy MTEL
  • Online application of intent to the Field Placement office, with advisor approval 
  • Attendance at a practicum information session
  • Successfully complete all required coursework for the program, and be in good academic standing in the graduate program (3.0 GPA)
MTEL REQUIREMENTS FOR INITIAL LICENSE IN MODERATE DISABILITIES
  • Communications & Literacy Skills (01): Reading and Writing subtests
  • General Curriculum (03): Math and Multi-Subject subtests
  • Foundations of Reading (90)

 

Moderate Disabilities - License Only

Candidates for the add-on license in Moderate Disabilities will already possess and initial license in another area, and are interested in the additional coursework to add the Moderate Disabilities (PreK-8) license to their credentials. *This is not a full master’s option.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

Suggested sequence of courses.

EDU 5710 - Challenges in Learning and Development (4 cr)
EDU 5200 - Reading Strategies and Interventions (4 cr)
EDU 5810 - Assessment and Instruction for Moderate Disabilities (4 cr)
 Pre-requisite: EDU 5710

 

INTERNSHIP REQUIREMENTS
  • Successful completion of all MTEL exams related to the license
  • Internship application with advisor permission and signature
  • Attendance at an internship information session
  • Successfully complete all required coursework for the program, and be in good academic standing in the graduate program (3.0 GPA)
MTEL REQUIREMENTS FOR INITIAL LICENSE IN MODERATE DISABILITIES
  • 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.

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