Moderate Special Needs

Why Study Moderate Special Needs at Elms College?

Today's special education teachers often have students with different types of mild to moderate special needs, such as Aspergers Syndrome/high functioning autism, autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, cognitive delays, emotional/behavior disorders, learning disabilities, moderate cognitive impairment, and traumatic brain injury.

We teach you to understand and implement instruction and strategies for students with mild to moderate special needs; assess physical, emotional, intellectual, and social development in childhood and adolescence; and provide developmentally-appropriate learning experiences, especially in language development, that connect students' interests with their life experiences.

What Can You Do With a Moderate Special Needs Degree?

Our program prepares teachers to work with students with moderate special needs, pre-kindergarten to grade eight, or grades five to 12. Candidates for licensure complete comprehensive coursework and related field experiences with students with moderate special needs in schools and other settings.

Initial teaching licenses earned at Elms College qualify candidates to begin teaching in Massachusetts and more than 40 states, islands, and territories, including all of the New England states.

What's the Next Step?

Take a look at the curriculum for our program, contact us to learn more, or sign up for a campus visit. Ready to apply? You can do it online.


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Division of Education
Mary Claffey Janeczek, Ed.D.