Writing Best Practice IEPs: Measurable Goals

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Participants will learn: Best Practices for IEP Writing pages 1-8; DESE Record Review Citations; DESE requirements for measurable goals that include a condition, targeted behavior and performance criteria with built in practice and feedback; and Overview of Standards-Based IEP goals. Participants are asked to bring a sample IEP that they have written, and the instructor will provide targeted feedback. In addition to Licensure Program participants, this workshop provides content that supports the work of Special Education Teachers currently working as Educational Team Leaders.

"Thank you for the IEP Best Practices course. The information that was shared through the direct instruction, group work, and the additional resources provided for further reading are incredibly helpful. I was so impressed by the professional development." -- Writing Best Practice IEPs student

Cost and Registration

This course is included in your CES Initial Licensure tuition cost if it is required for your program. If you are a Licensure Enrollee and your account is in good standing, please indicate your status when registering for the course.

This course may also be taken for 10 Special Education-related PDPs. The tuition cost for the individual course is $155

Click here for more information about tuition and fees.

Important Notice for License Program Enrollees: Licensure Program Enrollees must take courses in sequence. Click here to review the course sequence for your license before registering.


Course Structure, Dates and Location:

This course is not currently scheduled.

To view all course dates for the Spring, Summer and Fall semesters, click here to visit the Course Catalog.

To contact an advisor, find information session dates, or send us an email, click here

For more information, contact:
413.586.4900 Option 5

Important Information


A maximum class size is set for each course and registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. If the number of registrations for a course exceeds the maximum seats available, we will inform you of available options.

If course enrollment is too low to be able to conduct a quality learning experience, options will be made available that may include taking the course in another location or semester, or participating in face-to-face sessions virtually, where students see, hear, and interact with the class through the web.

Some courses may continue to have seats available after online registration has closed. Please contact the Licensure Registrar at registrar@collaborative.org or (413) 586-4900, Option 5, if you would like to register for this course after online registration has closed.

Registrations submitted after the 5:00pm deadline noted for each course must be sent by mail and include the course tuition. Please contact the registrar at registrar@collaborative.org.

Coursework and Attendance

Attendance at all face-to-face sessions is mandatory. Missing a face-to-face session will reduce your grade by one letter grade. If you know you cannot attend one of the face-to-face sessions for this course, please consider taking this course the next time it is offered.

All coursework is due by the course end date.

CES Continuing Education Loans

Students enrolled in CES Licensure programs, as well as those seeking Master's Degrees and CAGS through Fitchburg State University, have the option to finance their programs with loans through UMassFive College Federal Credit Union (umassfive.org).

Loan program details: https://www.umassfive.coop/personal/loans/student/ces-continuing-education-loans

Inclement Weather

If a Saturday class is cancelled, the class will meet on the following day, Sunday. If a Sunday class is cancelled, the class will not be rescheduled. Students may receive information from their instructor regarding alternate assignments.

Any delays or cancellations are posted online at collaborative.org. You may also call 413.588.5979 after 6:30am for information about classes that day.