A license-only program that allows you to develop and refine skills to teach PreK-8 students with special needs in many types of settings (Massachusetts Initial Licensure Program).
This Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities license program for PreK-8 will give educators with an appropriate license (early childhood, elementary, middle, or high school) the training necessary for educating students with disabilities in the least restrictive educational environments. Coursework will include topics such as:
This courses addresses the social and behavioral aspects of the classroom. Course participants analyze a range of classroom management approaches, with particular focus on preventing and proactively addressing student behavior problems in culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms. Participants examine strategies for developing and maintaining appropriate standards of behavior and enhancing the emotional development of children. Central themes of the course include analyzing behavior, developing individualized strategies for addressing challenging behaviors, and creating opportunities for learning effective social skills. A range of environmental, social, behavioral, psycho-educational and cognitive theories and interventions are reviewed and critiqued. Effective strategies for collaborative problem-solving, conflict resolution, and family involvement are also addressed.
Mary E. Curtis
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