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2015-2016 School of Graduate Studies Catalog 
2015-2016 School of Graduate Studies Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Special Education - Professional License, Master of Education

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The Masters degree program in Special Education is designed to help teachers who wish to upgrade their knowledge and skills in the field of special education. It also serves those with bachelor’s or advanced degrees who want to gain a more comprehensive knowledge of special education in the school systems. Parents, administrators, and community service workers have benefited from this program. This program qualifies students to apply for professional teacher licensure from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.


A bachelor’s degree with grades of merit from an accredited college or university, with an arts and sciences major, or a major appropriate to the teaching license sought (e.g., physical education, computer sciences, or technology)

Initial license in Special Education issued by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

A sample of academic writing. Please review our academic writing sample guidelines. Attach your academic writing sample to the end of your personal statement in the online application.

An interview with a member of the admissions committee. You will be contacted to schedule your interview after your application is complete.                      

Program Requirements

Total Credits: 36

Concentration in Autism Spectrum Disorders

In lieu of the nine content elective credits listed above, students may complete the following four course sequence, creating a concentration in Autism spectrum disorders.

Total Credits: 39

Additional Information and Notes

The successful completion of a Comprehensive Examination is required for completion of degree requirements.

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