Graduate & Professional Programs

Moderate Disabilities Certificate Program

Emmanuel College's Education Department is now offering a certificate in moderate disabilities

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 (MEd) degree. The MEd program offers initial licensure in the fields of elementary teaching (grades 1-6) and non-licensure concentrations. Learn More

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

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 maintain 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. 

Emmanuel's certificate program requires successful completion of testing and coursework:
EDUC 5401: Child and Adolescent Development
EDUC 5750: Teaching Students with Disabilities for General Education Professionals
EDUC 5762: Moderate Disabilities Practicum/ Seminar (150-hour practicum) Candidates must pass required MTEL (Massachusetts Teacher Educator License) for this add-on license prior to endorsement.

Questions? E-mail or call 617-735-9700.

Graduate Credit* (3 credits) rate based on college graduate tuition

*Catholic School teachers: Current teachers receive a 40% graduate credit tuition discount 

  • EDUC 5401 Child and Adolescent Development October 30 -December 17
  • EDUC 5750 Teaching Students with Disabilities for General Education Professional Jan -Feb 2018
  • EDUC 5752 Moderate Disabilities Practicum/Seminar March -April 2018

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