Moderate Disabilities - Additional License

Moderate Disabilities - Additional License

Required Courses

As a licensed teacher in Massachusetts, you can pursue an additional license to gain the skills and experience you need to work with students who have diverse learning styles.  Contact our expert advisors who can help you develop your customized plan.  

Sample Plan of Study for the Moderate Disabilities Additional License


Recommended Courses*

  • Learning Disabilities and Instructional Techniques
  • Understanding Differences and Disabilities
  • Positive Behavior Supports

*These three courses address the requirements for the Moderate Disabilities license.  Your previous graduate level coursework may determine which courses you will need.  

If you do not have a strong foundation in reading instruction, please speak with your advisor about adding an additional course to your plan that will help prepare you for the Foundations of Reading MTEL.

MTEL Requirements: 
  • Foundations of Reading
  • General Curriculum with Math (subset) or a Content Area test

150 hour supervised practicum

For more information, contact: 
Student Affairs, Licensure Programs
413.586.4900 x5937