Develop strategies for teaching students with disabilities and diverse learning styles.

Moderate Disability courses focus on advanced pedagogy, assessment, and current curriculum strategies in working with students with exceptionalities.

The three courses may be applied to Emmanuel’s Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree. The M.Ed. program offers initial licensure in the fields of elementary teaching (grades 1-6) and non-licensure concentrations.

The option for an additional endorsement in Teaching Students with Moderate Learning Disabilities is also available.

The Curriculum

The three-course program provides licensed educators with content in strategies for teaching students with disabilities and diverse learning styles.  

The courses and seminar meet the following competencies for an add-on Moderate Disabilities license:

  • Educational terminology for students with mild to moderate disabilities;
  • Preparation, implementation, and evaluation of Individualized Education Plans (IEPs);
  • Design or modification of curriculum, instructional materials, and general education classroom environments for students with moderate disabilities;
  • Federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to special education;
  • Coverage of knowledge of services provided by other agencies;
  • Ways to prepare and introduce students with disabilities for general education classrooms;
  • Instruction on the appropriate use of augmentative and alternative communication and other assistive technologies.

Applicants must provide undergraduate and/or graduate transcripts. Prior to acceptance, a transcript review will be conducted to determine that previous course work addressed license required content and competencies. 

View the 2023-2024 Academic Catalog to find course titles, numbers and descriptions.

Requirements for a Certificate in Moderate Disabilities

  • EDUC5018 Behavior Management 
  • EDUC5750: Teaching Students with Disabilities for General Education Professionals
  • EDUC5762: Moderate Disabilities Practicum/Seminar