New Program in Teaching Students with Mild to Severe Disabilities
Teaching Students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities
The Educational Psychology and Exceptionalities Department is pleased to announce a new program in Teaching Students with Mild to Severe Disabilities. This new concentration within the M.S. in Abilities and Disabilities Studies is for those who wish to pursue initial teacher certification in special education ranging from mild to severe disabilties ("282 and "282" certification). The special education teacher certification and master’s degree program integrates the requirements for Maine certification as a Teacher of Students with Disabilities (K-8 and 7-12) and a Teacher of Students with Severe Impairments (K-12).
The 42 credit Master’s degree program will have three outcomes:
- Recommendation for Maine 282 provisional special education teacher certification in one of two areas: (1) K-8 and 7-12, for mild and moderate disabilities, or (2) Maine 286 provisional special education teacher certification, K-12, for severe disabilities. Candidates choose which certificate they wish to pursue first.
- The content coursework needed for the other certificate with only student teaching for the second certificate remaining. A supported internship for the second certificate will be available post-Master’s.
- Master of Science degree in Abilities and Disabilities Studies.
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