Program Highlights & Benefits
Coursework balances research and practice, critical thinking and compassion
License-only option available
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
Educators seeking professional 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
Online courses, around your schedule
Upon completion of the program, students will receive their Master’s in Education, and will be eligible for professional licensure in Severe Disabilities to teach in a Massachusetts public school setting.
Required Curriculum: Professional Licensure
Eligibility for Professional Licensure: In addition to completing the Professional Licensure Program of Study, in order to be eligible for a Massachusetts Professional level teacher license, a person must hold an Initial license in the same field as the Professional license sought, hold an SEI endorsement, been employed under the Initial license for at least three (3) years, and completed an induction and mentoring program.
Total Degree Requirements – 36 credits
|ABA 525||Basic Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis||3|
|EDN 575||Data Literacy||3|
|EDN 680||Research Methods||3|
|EDN 685||Policy Analysis, Leadership, and Change Processes||3|
|EDN 690||Advanced Seminar in Education||3|
|RDL 570||Learning and Cognition||3|
|SPE 540||STEM Methods in Special Education||3|
|SPE 575||Family Engagement in Special Education *||3|
|SPE 670||Consultation and Co-Teaching *||3|
|SPE 680||Psychoeducational Assessment *||3|
|SPE 690||Medical and Multiple Disabilities *||3|
|SPE 695||Disability and Sheltered English Immersion||3|
This is not an official schedule and your cohort may take these courses in a different order.