The 36-credit program satisfies the requirements for the Appropriate Master’s Degree in Severe Disabilities and prepares special needs teachers who already possess an Initial License in the field with a program of study that prepares them to be eligible for Professional Licensure in the State of Massachusetts at all grade levels. The Appropriate Master’s Degree focuses on:
• The study of advanced-level subject matter and teaching methods focused on the assessment and support of the students with severe disabilities; and
• An in-depth examination of research methods, policy analysis, leadership, the social history of American education, and the foundations of student aspirations.
Preparing practicing teachers to build a deeper understanding of the field in which they teach, the Appropriate Master’s Degree also provides educators with an opportunity to understand the trends in 21st century American education that have an impact on their students, schools, and lives as teachers.
Prerequisite: Possession of a Massachusetts Initial License in Severe
Disabilities (All Levels).
Specific Admissions Requirements
• Application form and fee
• Statement of professional goals
• Official transcripts of all academic work
• Two letters of recommendation;
• Evidence of a passing score on the Communication and Literacy test (MTEL);
• A copy of the Massachusetts teacher initial license in Severe Disabilities (All)
• Official score on either the Miller Analogies Test or GRE