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  Jan 21, 2018
 
 
    
Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG] See drop-down menu above to access other catalogs.

Special Education and Communication Disorders


Faculty

Chairperson: Professor David Almeida

Communication Disorders Program Coordinator: Professor Sandra Ciocci

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

Professors: Jeri Katz, Robert MacMillan

Associate Professors: Delayne Connor, Mary Connor

Assistant Professors: Ahmed Abdelal, Lindsay Fallon, Suzanne Miller

Department Telephone Number: 508.531.1226
Location: Hart Hall, Room 218
Website:
www.bridgew.edu/speced

Degree Programs

  • BSE in Special Education
    Concentration: Communication Disorders
  • 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

  • Communication Disorders
  • 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

Special Education

The Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders offers undergraduate programs designed for students interested in obtaining Massachusetts initial licensure as a Teacher of Students with Disabilities and a program in preprofessional studies in communication disorders.

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 and Communication Disorders 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 and Communication Disorders for further information concerning eligibility and application.

Communication Disorders

The department offers a preprofessional program in communication disorders for students interested in preparation for graduate study in speech-language pathology and/or audiology.

Specific information is available from the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders. Contact Dr. Sandra Ciocci at 508.531.2628 or sciocci@bridgew.edu.

Graduate Programs

 Special Education

At the graduate level the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders offers several programs designed to meet the needs of graduate students. Contact Dr. Edward Carter at 508. 531.2507 or edward.carter@bridgew.edu for specific information. An additional resource is located on Moodle at www.bridgew.edu. Username and password: special programs.

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

Students seeking initial licensure should consult the College of Education and Allied Studies  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.