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AcademicsCertificate ProgramsCertificate in Moderate Special Needs
This program for Massachusetts state licensure in moderate disabilities (PreK-8 or 5-12) is designed to prepare teachers to provide direct service to learners in inclusive classrooms. The philosophy of all Simmons graduate programs in special education is grounded in the principles of inclusion — that all individuals can learn and that they have the right to do so in a classroom within their own community and with learners their own age. This program provides the skills and strategies to work with learners with moderate disabilities in a variety of settings.
SPND 436 Formal and Informal Assessment 4 credits
SPND 444 Special Education Law 2 credits
SPND 445 IEP Process 2 credits
SPND 446 Learners with Special Needs 4 credits
SPND 420 Introduction to Assistive Technology 2 credits
Spring Semester Only
SPND 438 Teaching Practicum (PreK-8) 2 credits
SPND 439 Teaching Practicum (5-12) 2 credits
SPND 488 Teaching Seminar 2 credits
Students will enroll in a two-credit practicum, with a minimum of 150 hours in an educational setting with learners with moderate special needs. They will be supervised three times by a Simmons supervisor.
Certificate in Moderate Special Needs
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