Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Initial License Special Education

Severe Disabilities

Mostly Online 36 credit hours * 2 years

Affordable Tuition

$196/mo

*if using financial aid

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Program Highlights & Benefits

Coursework balances research and practice, critical thinking and compassion

Supports teachers in alternative and public settings

Prepares teachers for working with complex medical, communicative, cognitive, and developmental needs

Embraces inclusive education for all students

Addresses current local and federal legal requirements

Networking opportunities and job placement support

For

Educators seeking initial licensure in Severe Disabilities (All Levels)

What You Learn

  • Demonstrate subject matter expertise.
  • Design high quality instruction, including authentic and meaningful student assessments.
  • Analyze student performance and growth data and to use the data to improve instruction and practice.
  • Teach all students through instructional practices that establish high expectations, a safe and effective classroom environment, and cultural proficiency.
  • Promote the learning and growth of all students through effective partnerships with families, caregivers, community members, and organizations.
  • Ensure the learning and growth of all students through ethical, culturally proficient, skilled and collaborative practice.

How You Learn

Mostly online courses, on your schedule

Career Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will receive their Master’s in Education, and will be eligible for initial licensure in Severe Disabilities (All Levels) to teach in a Massachusetts public school setting.

Degree Requirements

Required Curriculum: Initial Licensure

Total Degree Requirements – 36 credits

 

CourseTitleCredits
EDN 500Child and Adolescent Development3
EDN 530 OR EDN 575Sheltered English Immersion OR Data Literacy3
SPE 695Disability and Sheltered English Immersion3
SPE 500Introduction to Teaching Special Education *3
SPE 505Inclusive Education *3
SPE 511Curriculum Development for Students with Severe Disabilities *3
SPE 515Reading Instruction in Special Education *3
SPE 525Assistive and Augmentative Technologies *3
SPE 530Humanities Methods in Special Education3
SPE 540STEM Methods in Special Education3
SPE 550Curriculum and Assessment in Practice: Special Education (Pre-Practicum) *3
SPE 561Practicum in Severe Disabilities *3
SPE 566Reflective Seminar in Severe Disabilities *3
 Total Requirements 36

*Courses required for obtaining Initial Licensure

Required Curriculum: Non-Licensure

*Electives are chosen in consultation with the student’s advisor

Electives – 12 cr.

Total Degree Requirements – 36 credits

CourseTitleCredits
EDN 500Child and Adolescent Development3
SPE 500Introduction to Teaching Special Education 3
SPE 505 Inclusive Education3
SPE 511Curriculum Development for Students with Severe Disabilities3
SPE 515Reading Instruction in Special Education3
SPE 525Assistive and Augmentative Technologies3
SPE 530Humanities Methods in Special Education3
SPE 540STEM Methods in Special Education3
 Total Requirements 36
Please Note:

This is not an official schedule and your cohort may take these courses in a different order.