M.Ed. Blended

Special Education (Moderate Disabilities, Pre-K-8)

Fitchburg State University

24 months
4008 USD/year
4008 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The MEd in Special Education (Moderate Disabilities, Pre-K-8)  program at Fitchburg State University are designed to prepare candidates for careers in teaching students with disabilities. 


 Programs for moderate disabilities include Moderate Disabilities (PreK-8) and Moderate Disabilities (5-12). These programs are designed to prepare students for careers in teaching children with disabilities.

The Special Education (Moderate Disabilities, Pre-K-8) program prepares Fitchburg State University graduates to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the field of special education, including legislation and litigation that has affected the rights of individuals with disabilities
  • Demonstrate competence in teaching that leads to success for all students in the least restrictive environment
  • Evaluate students to determine their educational needs and to design appropriate programs
  • Collaborate with teachers and parents to develop effective teaching strategies that will enhance student’s learning
  • Demonstrate sensitivity, understanding and respect for children and adults from diverse cultural, religious, ethnic, and racial backgrounds

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Foundations of Education: Theory and Practice
  • Understanding Disabilities and Diversity
  • Language Development, Differences and Disorders
  • Assessment/Strategies for Students with Disabilities

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Completed applications are reviewed on a rolling admission basis. A


39 alternative credits


  • Self-paced, Semi-structured
  • Regular optional meetings
  • Online group works/assignments

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official transcript of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Professional resume
  • Passing scores for the Communication and Literacy subtest of the Massachusetts Test of Educator Licensure (MTEL) or copy of initial teaching license
  • Official transcripts of graduate level course work from a regionally accredited institution (if applicable)
  • Graduate application and fee
  • An essay, no more than one page in length, in response to one of the following questions:
  • Tell us about a positive situation in which you helped a person and made a significant difference in that person’s life.
  • What are the most important factors in establishing a long-term working relationship with students, friends, etc.?
  • Tell us about a significant event that involved you in a teaching or helping mode.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4008 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2004 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    4008 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2004 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Fitchburg

918 - 1900 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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Special Education (Moderate Disabilities, Pre-K-8)
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