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  Nov 19, 2017
 
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog 
  
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog

Special Education, MEd (Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities, Non-Licensure)


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This Master’s degree track is prepared for individuals who are not seeking teacher licenses, but are interested in gaining knowledge and skills in working with students with mild to moderate disabilities.

Special Ed. Admission Requirements


The Special Education Program will recommend admission for those applicants who present evidence of their ability to do graduate work with distinction. Such evidence will include:

  1. A letter of intent, clearly explaining the applicant’s reasons for pursuing graduate study in the field of moderate disabilities.
  2. A curriculum vitae
  3. A distinguished undergraduate transcript, with a minimum grade point average of 3.0.
  4. Scores on the communications and literacy portion of Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL). Out-of-state applicants may submit scores from either the Miller Analogies Test or the Graduate Record Examination. Please note: While MTEL scores are required, the MAT and/or GRE is waived if the student already holds a graduate degree in a related field.
  5. Three letters of recommendation submitted by persons who are knowledgeable about teaching students with disabilities, who have worked closely with the applicant, and who have direct knowledge of the applicant’s teaching skills and academic performance.
  6. A writing sample indicating the applicant’s ability to write in a clear, concise, and professional manner. This sample may be in the form of a recent term paper. Applicants should not submit an Individualized Education Program (IEP), an evaluation report, a lesson plan, or curriculum unit. The College of Education and Human Development has as its basic goal that the students who graduate are thoughtful and responsive educators, committed to change for social justice. Please ensure that your writing sample demonstrates how you and your work match such a description. Your writing sample should also exemplify the experiences or values in your life that match this philosophy. NOTE: This writing sample is in addition to the statement of intent requirement for moderate disabilities.

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