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Severe Disabilities

This program prepares you to teach learners with severe disabilities in a PreK-12 environment.

Learn about inclusive educational classrooms, community settings, and one-on-one arrangements.

Program Options:

MSEd or EdS with Massachusetts Initial Licensure
All students seeking initial licensure must:

  • Hold a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university;
  • Complete seven 3-credit course in severe disabilities and each course includes a pre-practicum;
  • Complete two 3-credit electives in special education;
  • Complete a supervised practicum in severe disabilities;
  • Pass all MTEL tests required by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education prior to entering practicum.

MSEd or EdS without Massachusetts Licensure

  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • DOES NOT require practicum and MTEL