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 initial teacher licensure as a teacher of students with moderate disabilities PK-8 or 5-12 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)
Students who have not previously taken any education courses may need to complete introductory course work that does not count towards the degree requirements
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.
A passing score on the Communication and Literacy skills portion of the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure