Master of Education in Teacher Education

Moderate Disabilities (PreK-8)

Girard School of Business

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. 

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

ED 5710G - Challenges in Learning and Development (4 cr)
ED 5200G - Reading Strategies and Interventions (4 cr)
ED 5810G - Assessment and Instruction for Moderate Disabilities (4 cr)
Pre-requisite: ED 5710G
ED 6120G - Teaching Science and Social Studies for Moderate Disabilities Teachers (4 cr)
GRAD 519 - Core Math: Numbers and Operations, Function, Geometry and Algebra (4 cr)
ED 5730G - Math Methods for the Elementary School (4 cr)
Pre-requisite: GRAD 519
Co-requisite: ED 6505G Pre-Practicum Field-Based Experience II (0 cr)

ED 582G - Sheltered English Instruction (4 cr)
Co-requisite: ED 6507G Pre-Practicum Field-Based Experience III (0 cr)

ED 551G - Practicum for Teacher of Moderate Disabilities (PreK-8) (4 cr)
Co-requisite: ED 6510G 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.

ED 5710G - Challenges in Learning and Development (4 cr)
ED 5200G - Reading Strategies and Interventions (4 cr)
ED 5810G - Assessment and Instruction for Moderate Disabilities (4 cr)
Pre-requisite: ED 5710G
OPTIONAL:
ED 655G - Internship for Teacher of Moderate Disabilities (PreK-8) (4 cr)
 
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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