Curriculum and Courses (5-12)

Major in Teacher of Moderate Special Needs (5-12)

All courses carry three credits, unless otherwise indicated. 

Option Two: For candidates who pass the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure Communications and Literacy Test, one Subject Matter Test (5-8) or (8-12), and the Foundations of Reading Test.

Initial License in Moderate Special Needs (5-12)

(Minimum at Elms College: 18 credits)

Major Requirements (48 credits)

General Curriculum Emphasis:

5-12 Emphasis:
EDU 100 Introduction to Schooling and Education 
PSY 214 Children's Learning and Development 
PSY 335 Psychology of Adolescence 
EDU 330 Secondary Curriculum 
EDU 333 Middle School Curriculum and Instruction 

Reading Emphasis:
EDU 307 Current Approaches to Reading and Language Arts 
EDU 308 Beginning Reading and Writing 
EDU 311 Writing Workshop
EDU 313 Advanced Developmental Reading in Middle and Secondary Schools 

Moderate Special Needs Emphasis:
EDU 319 Students with Special Needs 
EDU 342 Assessment of Students 
EDU 343 Models of Inclusion )
PSY 313 Psychology of Behavioral Management 
EDU 360 Seminar in Professional Education 
EDU 468 Teacher of Students with Moderate Special Needs 5-12, Initial Practicum (9 credits)