Oct 20, 2020  
Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2019-2020 
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Special Education, Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities (Grades 5-12) Concentration, BSE

Department: Special Education 


Learning Outcomes: CEC Standards and Commonwealth of Massachusetts Standards

Grade Requirement

A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 is required for acceptance into the professional education program, and it must be maintained throughout the program.

Admission Requirements

  • Students are enrolled in two majors: special education and a Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) approved major
  • Students must meet the College of Education and Health Sciences Professional Education Program admission requirements prior to enrolling in SPED 300- or 400-level course work. These requirements include, but are not limited to:
    • passage of the Communication and Literacy portion of the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure® (MTEL)
    • a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.8
    • completion of ENGL 101/101E  and ENGL 102  with a minimum grade of “C+”

Program Requirements

Prior to the student teaching experience, students must:

  • complete an appropriate psychology course (PSYC 227  or equivalent)
  • have either passed a subject content MTEL® or the General Curriculum and Math subtest MTEL®
  • have passed the Foundations of Reading MTEL®

Course Requirements

Core Curriculum Requirements

A minimum of 120 earned credit hours is required for graduation. These earned hours include the Core Curriculum Requirements as specified in the Core Curriculum section of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum website, www.bridgew.edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation requirements, see the Undergraduate Academic Policies and Procedures section of this catalog.