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Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities (PreK-8) (5-12) – Initial Licenses

Prepares candidates for:

  • Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities (PreK-8) Initial License
  • Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities (5-12) Initial License

Candidates may come from either inside or outside the field of public education.

Prerequisites

  • A Bachelors Degree

Program Requirements

Enrollees of the Teacher of History Program will:

  • Meet MTEL and application requirements, including prerequisites
  • Complete required courses: Differentiating Instruction Through Word Study; Writing Best Practice IEPs: Measurable Goals; Positive Behavior Supports; Curriculum and Assessment for Teachers; Learning Disabilities and Instructional Techniques; Understanding Differences and Disabilities; Working with the Range of Students in Mathematics; Reflective Practicum Seminar; Working with the Struggling Reader; and Assessment for Reading Instruction. For more information about these courses, visit our Course Catalog.
  • SEI Endorsement: In addition to the courses listed above, all enrollees are required to obtain the SEI Endorsement, either with CES or through their district. The CES SEI Endorsement course may be taken at any point in the program.
  • Complete the Practicum

Passing scores on the Communication and Literacy MTELs are required with application. Endorsement in the Licensure Program is contingent upon successful completion of all the MTELs.

        MTEL Requirements

        MTEL Requirements – All Candidates:

        • Communication and Literacy Skills Test
        • Foundations of Reading Test (taken upon completion of all or part of the program)

        MTEL Requirements – PreK-8

        • General Curriculum Test

        MTEL Requirements – 5-12

        • General Curriculum Test or
        • Academic Subject Test: English, mathematics, science (biology, chemistry, earth science, general science or physics), history or political science/political philosophy at either the 5-8 or 8-12 level.

        Practicum

        PreK-8

        • 300 hours in an inclusive general education setting or 225 hours in a separate or substantially separate setting for students with moderate disabilities plus 75 hours in an inclusive general education setting

        5-12

        • 300 hours in an inclusive general education setting or 150 hours in a separate or substantially separate setting for students with moderate disabilities plus 150 hours in an inclusive general education setting.

        Click here to learn more about the Practicum.

        Graduate Credit

        All courses may be taken for graduate credit. For those interested in obtaining a graduate degree, graduate credits may be applied toward a M.Ed. – Curriculum & Teaching or a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS), through CES’ partnership with Fitchburg State University. Graduate credit registration forms are available at the first session of each course. For more information about the Graduate Options available, click here. For graduate program procedures and information, email liaison@collaborative.org.

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