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As a teacher, a counselor, an administrator, a social services advocate, you know the educational system is complex and challenging. But there are students who, with guidance, one-on-one attention, and individualized learning plans, will not only succeed in this
system but also thrive. It just takes a special kind of educator to help them. That’s where you come in.
Bay Path's relevant courses and exceptional practicum placements will enable you to take your place in this fast-growing profession. The MSEd/EdS in Special Education from Bay Path will make it clear that you are the right person for the job.
Bay Path's MSEd/EdS in Special Education Options:
Bay Path's Graduate Certificates in Special Education Options:
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When can I start the program?
Classes start every February, June, and October
Is the program offered online or in person?
Courses are offered online.
How does the program run?
Who teaches the courses?
Collaborate with a network of like-minded professionals and supportive
faculty in a small, intimate, highly dynamic and interactive classroom environment, learn more about the program director, Kristen Bonanno-Sotiropoulos .
Do you offer MTEL preparation?
Yes. Bay Path University’s educator preparation programs offer various ways candidates can prepare for MTELs (Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure).
How much is tuition?
The per credit cost of tuition can be found
Can I get help paying for my degree?
Do I have to take a standardized test for admission?
No. The GMAT and GRE are not required.
Will I have access to learning resources?
How can I schedule an appointment to learn more?
Professional Licensure and Certification
Bay Path offers a number of campus-based education programs approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) for teacher certification as leading to an initial teacher license in Massachusetts. In addition to meeting all degree requirements, students seeking certification must meet all testing requirements for their specific certification area as required by DESE. Students will not be recommended for certification until all program requirements are met.
Students interested in teaching outside of Massachusetts must successfully complete the campus-based program and achieve initial teacher certification in Massachusetts. The National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) interstate agreement facilitates the mobility of educators among the states and other jurisdictions that are members of NASDTEC and have signed the agreement.
Although there may be state-specific conditions applicable to individual jurisdictions, the agreement makes it possible for an educator who completed an approved program and/or who holds a certificate or license in one jurisdiction to earn a certificate or license in another state or jurisdiction provided they meet state-specific conditions. Bay Path provides support for students who earn their Massachusetts teaching license and wish to transfer that license to teach in another state.
Please note that Bay Path also offers online post-licensure Master of Science in Education and Education Specialist (MSEd, EdS) programs for currently licensed individuals who are interested in furthering their professional development and enhancing their credentials. However, since state requirements for adding endorsements vary greatly, Bay Path does not guarantee that the completion of those programs will result in rank and/or salary endorsements and strongly encourages interested individuals to contact their state licensure board.
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Shortly after receiving my Master’s degree in Special Education at Bay Path, I was offered a teaching position and now have my own classroom! ”