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Special Education - Moderate Support Needs

Boston College

18 months
1600 USD/credit 58666 USD/year
1600 USD/credit 58666 USD/year
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Special Education - Moderate Support Needs at Boston College prepares teachers to work with students with mild to moderate disabilities (also known as high incidence disabilities) such as: attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, specific learning disability, emotional and behavioral disorders, and mild developmental disabilities including autism spectrum disorders. 


Based on the Special Education - Moderate Support Needs program from Boston College option they select, students will learn about assessment and instructional practices at the elementary or secondary schooling levels, consistent with teacher licensure options in Massachusetts and many other states.

The goal of the program is to prepare teachers to work in a variety of roles including: lead teacher, special education teachers, and learning specialist, as well as to collaborate with general education regular teachers educators, other services providers and parents.

Students at Special Education - Moderate Support Needs program from Boston College will:

  • develop learning goals and experiences responsive to the developmental and learning needs of students with special needs; including in ways that are responsive to language, cultural, and family backgrounds.
  • work collaboratively with students and professional colleagues in a variety of instructional settings.
  • plan individually-appropriate curriculum -through the IEP as well as in inclusive classroom settings.
  • use formal and informal assessments to plan instruction for pupils in ways that reduce bias, and to monitor learning progress.
  • use evidence-based practices to advance the learning of students with disabilities. Practices will include uses of technology and augmentative and alternative communication.
  • plan for and work with students and colleagues for successful transition preparation.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Instruction for the Special Needs of Diverse Learners
  • Social Contexts of Education
  • Mathematics and Technology: Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum in the Elementary School
  • Teaching Reading
  • Teaching Language Arts

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


55 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A non-refundable application fee of $75 is required; however, this fee is waived for select applicants.
  • Résumé
  • Personal Statement
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • Submitting GRE test scores is optional and not required for 2022 entry term(s). If you wish to send GRE scores

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    58666 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1600 USD per credit during 18 months.
  • National

    58666 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1600 USD per credit during 18 months.


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