How to Apply: Inclusive Education Master's Degree, Special Education, 5-12
This inclusive education track leads to a master's degree and Massachusetts initial licensure in special education, 5-12.
Upcoming Application Deadlines
- Summer Semester: May 1, 2023
- Fall Semester: August 1, 2023
- Spring Semester: January 1, 2024
Stonehill Teacher Residency Deadline
- Summer Semester: May 1, 2023
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Licensure subject matter knowledge verification
- Completed course in adolescent development with a grade of B or better, or Massachusetts initial licensure in another area
Please note that, in some cases, students may be accepted into the program without having completed the prerequisites stated above. These students will be required to develop an advisor-approved plan for completion of equivalent courses.
Use our online application to apply for admission. Once you have completed and submitted your application, you will be provided access to an online Application Status Portal where you will be able to monitor your application checklist, provide required supplemental documentation, and ultimately receive your admission decision.
Written Teaching Statement
The purpose of the teaching statement is to provide the admission committee with a reflective account of your personal beliefs, skills and experiences in relation to teaching. You will be required to submit a written statement that addresses the prompts below in a narrative statement. For more information, please see the Written Teaching Statement tab of your application.
- your beliefs/values about learning and education
- skills and attributes you possess that would make you a successful educator
- the role of social justice, equity, diversity and inclusivity in educational environments
- your goals and how graduate study at Stonehill will help you to achieve them
We require two (2) recommendations from academic and/or professional references, such as former or current college/university faculty members with deep familiarity with your academic work or your current or former employers/supervisors. These references will be provided access to an online recommendation form. A letter of recommendation will be optional. For more information, please see the Recommendations tab of your application.
We require that you include an updated resume and/or Curriculum Vitae (C.V.) as part of your application for admission. For more information and to upload your document, please see the Resume/Curriculum Vitae tab of your application.
Academic History and Official Transcripts
In order to complete our review of your application for admission, we must have access to official transcripts for any and all degrees you have earned, both undergraduate and graduate. If you earned a degree from an institution located outside of the United States, we will require a foreign credential evaluation. For more information, please see the Academic History tab of your application.
Other Application Components
We do not require standardized test scores for admission into our graduate programs but strongly encourage applicants to licensure programs to upload completed MTEL score reports. Applicants may also submit official scores for GRE, GMAT or other standardized tests via the testing agency in support of your application for admission if you feel the scores would provide positive context for your candidacy.
Proof of English Proficiency
If English is not your native language, we may require proof of English proficiency via the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS). In order to ensure sufficient preparation for the academic challenge of our graduate programs, Stonehill will seek to admit candidates with a TOEFL score of 90 or greater or an IELTS of 6.5. Additionally, the College will consider candidates sub-scores to assure sufficient preparation among all measures of English proficiency.
- Applicants who have received or will receive a degree from an accredited university in the United States will not be required to provide proof of English proficiency.
- Applicants who have received or will receive a degree from an accredited university abroad where English is the sole language of instruction will not be required to provide proof of English proficiency. Applicants in this category must provide an official letter of verification from the university that English is the sole language of instruction, along with the applicant's date of graduation (or anticipated date of graduation for those who are still working on their bachelor's degree). Failure to provide an official letter of verification will mean that proof of English proficiency will be required for admission.
- Applicants from countries where English is the sole official language of instruction (Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Canada-except Quebec, Ghana, Ireland, India, Jamaica, Kenya, New Zealand, Nigeria, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad, Tobago, Uganda, and United Kingdom - England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales) will not be required to provide proof of English proficiency.
For general admission questions, please contact the Office of Graduate Studies:
Office of Graduate Studies
For questions specific to Inclusive Education Programs, please contact the program director:
Elizabeth Stringer Keefe
Director of Graduate Teacher Education