Special Education/Moderate Disabilities (PreK-8 or 5-12)

The Master of Arts in Teaching-Special Education program at Mount Holyoke College is a 38-credit program of study leading to licensure in Moderate Disabilities (PreK-8 or 5-12).  We offer a flexible and rigorous program with an innovative curriculum, a strong commitment to social justice and equity, and personalized advising.  Classes are available throughout the year and students taking a full-time course load can complete the program in 12 months.  Through practicum experiences in area schools, students will have opportunities to work closely with local special educators and to explore multiple aspects of special education in a range of settings. This program is designed for current teachers and those interested in pursuing a new career path, as most class meetings occur after K-12 school hours.

Summer Session: 6 credits

Fall Semester: 16 credits

January: 2 credits

Spring Semester: 14 credits

During the spring, students complete a full-time, semester-long student teaching semester (the practicum) as well as a weekly seminar in which they reflect on their developing practice. Students also begin to explore the job market, participate in practice interviews, attend job market fairs, and meet with Career Development Center staff. Upon successful completion of the semester, students are recommended by the institution for licensure to the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

One 4 credit course:

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One 10 credit course:

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