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  Dec 12, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2017-2018

Special Education


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Faculty

Chairperson: Associate Professor Mary Connor

Graduate Program Coordinators: Assistant Professor J. Edward Carter (Special Education), Professor Kenneth Dobush (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

Professors: David Almeida, Jeri Katz, Robert MacMillan

Associate Professor: Delayne Connor

Assistant Professors: Jon Cash, Alexandra Dema, Carolyn Mires, Emily Spitzman

Location: Hart Hall, Room 218
Website:  www.bridgew.edu/speced
Phone:     508.531.1226

Degree Programs

  • BSE in Special Education
    Concentration: Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities PreK-8 or 5-12
  • BSE in Special Education
    Concentration: Teacher of Students with Severe Disabilities – All Levels
  • BSE in Elementary Education/MEd in Special Education (Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities PreK-8) Dual License program
  • MEd in Special Education (Initial Licensure, Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities PreK-8 or 5-12)
  • MEd in Special Education (Initial Licensure, Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities, PreK-8) for Elementary and Early Childhood Teachers
  • MEd in Special Education (Initial Licensure, Teacher of Students with Severe Disabilities – All Levels)
  • MEd in Special Education (Non-Licensure)
  • MEd in Special Education (Partial Fulfillment of Professional Licensure, Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities PreK-8 or 5-12)
  • MEd in Special Education (Partial Fulfillment of Professional Licensure, Teacher of Students with Severe Disabilities – All Levels) 

Undergraduate Minors

  • Inclusive Practices in Special Education and Communication Disorders
  • Professional Practices in Special Education and Communication Disorders

The following programs are currently inactive:

  • Special Education (Initial Licensure, Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities PreK-8 or 5-12), Postbaccalaureate Licensure
  • Special Education (Initial Licensure, Teacher of Students with Severe Disabilities – All Levels), Postbaccalaureate Licensure
  • Special Education, Communication Disorders Concentration, MEd
  • Special Education, Bilingual Special Education Concentration, MEd

Click on Academic Programs  for program information and requirements.

Bachelor of Science in Education

The Department of Special Education offers undergraduate programs designed for students interested in obtaining Massachusetts initial licensure as a Teacher of Students with Disabilities.

Majors in Special Education

The programs have been designed in accordance with Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education standards and include license reciprocity with signatory states under the Interstate Certification Compact. Programs meet standards of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). The College of Education and Allied Studies is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Departmental Honors Program in Special Education

The Department of Special Education offers a departmental honors program in special education. This program provides an opportunity for well-qualified special education majors to conduct independent research and scholarly study in special education. Contact the Department of Special Education for further information concerning eligibility and application.

Graduate Programs

At the graduate level, the Department of Special Education offers several programs designed to meet the needs of graduate students. Contact Dr. Edward Carter at 508.531.2507 or j1carter@bridgew.edu for specific information.

For information regarding graduate program application procedures and admission standards, students should consult the Graduate Academic Policies and Procedures  section of this catalog.

Students seeking initial licensure should consult the Educator Preparation and Licensure Policies and Procedures  section of this catalog for professional education admission and retention information and important institutional deadlines.

Candidates who have enrolled in appropriate course work prior to admission are limited in the number of credits (six) that can be applied to their degree. Therefore, candidates are urged to complete the application for graduate admission as soon as possible. For details regarding transfer credit consult the Admission-Graduate  section of this catalog.

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