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Special Education - Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities (PreK-8), M.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
, MA,
The Department of Special Education at Bridgewater State University trains students for careers as teachers of individuals with moderate to severe special needs, preparing them to have a meaningful, positive impact on the lives of often overlooked populations. 

About

In consultation with an advisor, candidates will undertake the appropriate course work and activities including the following.

  • Candidates must complete SPED 510 - Teaching Exceptional Children in Schools (or equivalent) with a minimum grade of “B”
  • Candidates must, prior to the student teaching experience:
  • complete an appropriate psychology course (either PSYC 224 - Child Psychology or PSYC 227 - Developmental Psychology or equivalent) or ELED 120 - Child Study in the Early Childhood and Elementary Education Classroom 
  • have passed the General Curriculum MTEL®
  • complete SPED 509 - Teaching Reading to Learners with Disabilities (or equivalent) with a minimum grade of “B”
  • have passed the Foundations of Reading MTEL®

Programme Structure

Course include:

  • Graduate Program Planning
  • The Teacher as Researcher
  • Language Skills for Special Needs Learners
  • Reading Strategies in Special Education
  • Seminar in Special Education
  • Teaching Students with Special Needs through Direct/Explicit Instruction
  • Professional Practices in Special Education
  • Applied Curriculum Development for Learners with Special Needs: PreK-8

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.8

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.8 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Candidates must meet all College of Graduate Studies requirements and have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.8
  • Candidates must submit evidence that they have passed the Communication and Literacy Skills Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure® (MTEL)
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work

Tuition Fee

  • National

    439 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 439 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    439 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 439 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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International

  • Tuition: $1,260.00 
  • Required Fees (all students): $6,641.28

Living costs for Bridgewater

  • 1289 - 2670 USD/month
    Living Costs

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