EdM in Special Education
Boston University’s Master of Education (EdM) program in Special Education prepares you as a future educator through a combination of carefully sequenced coursework and field experience.
This program prepares you to work successfully in a high-demand profession in roles such as a co-teacher in an inclusive classroom, inclusion facilitator, resource room teacher, or teacher in a self-contained classroom. You will learn to ensure that your students make progress in the general education curriculum through the use of evidence-based practices to meet the needs of a wide range of learners with disabilities.
- Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities (Pre-K–Grade 8)*
- Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities (Pre-K–Grade 8) combined with Elementary Education (Grades 1–6)*
- Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities (Grades 5–12)*
- Teacher of Students with Severe Disabilities (Ages 3–21)*
- Special Education teaching licensure* (in the licensure field and grade levels listed above) and Social Work (Dual Degree Program)
- Special Education Administration*
- General Special Education
- General Special Education and Social Work (Dual Degree Program)
* Those marked with an asterisk (*) have a specific sequence of courses that can lead to licensure by the Massachusetts Department of Education.
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More About Our Program
We are confident that the graduate program in Special Education at Boston University will be right for you as you explore your academic and professional interests. Our students have the opportunity to learn to provide evidence-based instruction to teach students with dyslexia, adapt the general education curriculum for high school students with disabilities, use the school-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports framework to provide tiered levels of support to students with and without disabilities, use augmentative and alternative communication strategies, provide social skills instruction to students with autism, provide community-based instruction to teach daily living and vocational skills to students with intellectual disabilities, and implement the social-emotional learning curriculum to promote the well-being of all students and to prevent bullying of and by students with disabilities. You will be part of a supportive learning community with faculty members who are invested in your learning and development and peers who share the same interests and drive to become successful special educators.
- Inclusion facilitator
- Special education co-teacher
- Special education resource room teacher
- Special education administrator
- Disability advocate
- Visit the BU Bulletin for information on this program’s academic requirements.
Linda Banks-Santilli, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Clinical Associate Professor
Elizabeth Bettini, Assistant Professor
David J. Chard, Dean, Professor
Stephanie Cox Suárez, Clinical Associate Professor
Felicity Crawford, Clinical Associate Professor
Jennifer Greif Green, Associate Professor
Nancy Harayama, Lecturer, Program Director for Special Education
Nathan Jones, Associate Professor, Program Director for RS Courses
Donna H. Lehr, Associate Professor, Special Education Program Coordinator
Zachary Rossetti, Associate Professor
For more information about this program and requirements for admission please contact Program Director Donna Lehr, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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