Special Education, PreK-8 Teacher Licensure Track
This teacher licensure track leads to a master's degree in inclusive education and Massachusetts initial licensure in special education, PreK-8.
The Inclusive Education Master's Degree Program prepares educators to create and lead equitable classroom environments that encompass a range of student needs and promote equity, social justice, diversity and accessibility.
All inclusive education master's students are required to take five core courses as well as the coursework for their licensure track. For the Special Education, PreK-8 Teacher Licensure Track, courses such as Language & Literacy in Special Education and Teaching Math to Students with Disabilities prepare educators to create and lead an inclusive classroom environment for diverse student populations in grades PreK-8.
Licensure students complete practica placements at both urban and suburban sites as well as specialized locations. This is an opportunity for students to observe, assist and teach in a range of educational settings. All students are required to complete a field experience or internship.
Stonehill has partnerships with several area school districts as well as specialized locations. Teacher residency students can work with a particular population of students at our partner sites, including the League School and South Shore Educational Collaborative, among others.
Students pursuing a master's degree leading to initial licensure in special education, PreK-8 can pursue their degree coursework at our off-campus instructional site, Stonehill at Riverview.
Students have the opportunity to work with faculty on research in a variety of areas. In 2019, three students worked with Elizabeth Stringer Keefe to examine the process of the Individualized Education Program (IEP) from the perspective of both parents and educators and presented their findings at the Massachusetts Council for Exceptional Children Annual Conference.