Gain extensive understanding of the needs of students with moderate and severe disabilities.
This Master of Education in Moderate (PreK-8) and Severe Disabilities (all levels) program trains professionals to work with students with various types of disabilities in schools, clinical settings, and collaborative programs.
Among other topics, learn non-discriminatory assessment, curriculum and educational planning, reading and writing for diverse learners, collaboration with professionals and families, special education law, and development of the Individualized Educational Program.
This course is designed for students in the Teacher of Students with Severe Disabilities program. It will introduce and review the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks in the content areas so students are familiar with the frameworks. Students will work with the frameworks in developing adaptations and modifications for children with significant disabilities. Technology—both high-tech and low-tech—adaptations will be introduced. A focus on collaboration with classroom teachers to support included students in the general education curriculum is emphasized, as well as adapting the frameworks for students in highly specialized schools for students with severe disabilities.
Elizabeth Stringer Keefe
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