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Special Education Licensure

Additional standardized tests may be required by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for program graduates in order to qualify for teacher licensures.

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Requirements for the Massachusetts Initial Licensure in Moderate Disabilities (PreK-8, 5-12):

• A passing score on the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL): Communication and Literacy test
for program admission plus the General Curriculum and Reading tests prior to the practicum and seminar courses.
• AND, the following coursework:

SPN 500  Special Education Service Delivery and the
Inclusion Model for Students with Special Needs 
3 cr. 
SPN 501  Methods and Materials for Curriculum Development of
Special Needs Program (Pre-practicum) 
3 cr. 
SPN 502  Curriculum Development for Learners with Special Needs  3 cr. 
SPN 504  Assessment and Educational Planning  3 cr. 
SPN 505  Reflective Seminar: Teacher of Special Needs**  3 cr. 
SPN 506  Nature and Needs of Students with Moderate Disabilities  3 cr. 
SPN 510 Practicum Experience: Teachers of Special Needs** 3 cr.
Total credits required to be eligible for licensure                                                   21 cr. 

** Practicum placements will be appropriate to the level of the license sought, PreK–8, 5–12, and will meet the required clock hours for those levels.

Requirements for the Massachusetts Initial Licensure in Severe Disabilities (All):

• A passing score on the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL): Communication and Literacy test
for program admission plus the General Curriculum test prior to the practicum and seminar courses.
• AND, the following coursework:

SPN 500  Special Education Service Delivery and the Inclusion
Model for Students with Special Needs 
3 cr. 
SPN 501  Methods and Materials for Curriculum Development
of Special Needs Program (Pre-practicum) 
3 cr. 
SPN 504  Assessment and Educational Planning  3 cr. 
SPN 508  Functional Curriculum and Educational Planning:
Severe Disabilities 
3 cr. 
SPN 511  Assistive Classroom Technology for Students with
Severe Disabilities 
3 cr. 
SPN 516  Reflective Seminar: Teacher of Students with Severe
Disabilities 
3 cr. 
SPN 519 Practicum Experience: Teacher of Students with
Severe Disabilities**
3 cr.
SPN 526 Nature and Needs of Students with Severe Disabilities 3 cr.
Total credits required to be eligible for licensure                                    24 cr.

** Practicum placements will be made in an inclusive general education classroom (75 hours) with the balance of the experience (225 hours) in a setting with students with severe disabilities. 

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