Degree Details

Degree Type

  • Graduate Certificate Programs

Minimum Requirements

  • 52 Credits

Formats

  • Hybrid Options Available
  • In-Person

Availability

  • Full-Time
  • Multiple Start Dates
  • Part-Time

Location

  • On-Campus
Degree Requirements

If you’re interested in obtaining a Massachusetts special education teaching license for older students with moderate disabilities, BU Wheelock’s graduate certificate in Teaching Students with Moderate Disabilities (5–12) will set you on the path to success. In this program, you’ll learn how to tailor instruction to students and provide positive behavior supports.

Students in the graduate certificate get a thorough grounding in typical child development and learning, characteristics of common disabilities, and the tenets of special education policy and practice. Your coursework will include classes on reading development, mathematical reasoning, methods in special education, and a thorough background in moderate disabilities. At the end of the program, you’ll be eligible to seek licensure in Massachusetts as a teacher of students with moderate disabilities in grades 5–12.


Dates & Deadlines

Spring & Fall 2024

Aug 15, 2023

Application Open

Spring 2024 Semester

Dec 15, 2023

Application Deadline

Fall 2024 Semester

Jan 15, 2024

Deadline to Receive Priority Scholarship Consideration

Fall 2024 Semester

Aug 1, 2024

Application Closes

Career Outcomes

Boston University’s graduate certificate in Teaching Students with Moderate Disabilities (5–12) will equip you to plan, implement, and evaluate individualized and data-based instruction for students with disabilities. Graduates are successful in a variety of professional roles.

  • Licensed teacher of students with moderate disabilities
  • Teacher leader
  • Curriculum developer
  • Special education advocate

More Information about the Teaching Students with Moderate Disabilities (5–12) Graduate Certificate

Field-Based Experiences

The Teaching Students with Moderate Disabilities Certificate (5–12) includes a student teaching practicum, where you’ll gain direct experience teaching students with moderate disabilities before working in your own classroom.

Licensure

Students who complete the graduate certificate program can receive endorsement for licensure to the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) Office of Educator Licensure.

Graduate Admissions

Connect with BU Wheelock to learn more about the graduate certificate in Teaching Students with Moderate Disabilities (5–12). Get information about admissions deadlines, requirements, and financial assistance. Sign up for one of our upcoming information sessions.

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