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Moderate Special Needs, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Chicopee, MA, United States
Moderate Special Needs from Elms College helps students understand how to implement appropriate instruction and strategies for students with mild to moderate disabilities, incorporating relevant curriculum frameworks.
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Overview

Moderate Special Needs from Elms College teaches you to understand and implement instruction and strategies for students with mild to moderate special needs; assess physical, emotional, intellectual, and social development in childhood and adolescence; and provide developmentally appropriate learning experiences, especially in language development, that connect students’ interests with their life experiences.

Graduates with Moderate Special Needs from Elms College will be able to:

  • Apply theories and methodologies in assessing physical, emotional, intellectual, and social development in childhood and adolescence.
  • Provide developmentally-appropriate learning experiences – especially language development experiences – that connect students’ interests with their life experiences. Significant emphasis is placed on language development, language acquisition, vocabulary development, multiple approaches to reading, and extending the relationship of writing and reading.
  • Prepare, implement, and evaluate I.E.P.s and understand/demonstrate role responsibilities as case manager.
  • Apply federal and state laws/regulations related to special education and serve as local resources to other agencies that might provide related services.
  • Facilitate/collaborate in the design or modification of curriculum and instructional materials and support general education classroom environments for students with mild to moderate disabilities.
  • Assist in preparing and monitoring students with moderate disabilities for appropriate general education classrooms.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Rolling admission for national students

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Writing for Educators
  • Children’s Learning and Development
  • Methods of Teaching Mathematics
  • Inquiry-based Science Methods
  • Social Studies Methods
  • Developing Language & Literacy
  • Students with Special Needs
  • Assessment of Students
  • Educating English Language Learners
  • Models of Inclusion

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Fill out the Common Application or the Elms Application.
    • Submit your optional application items, such as your essay, letters of recommendation, or test scores (SAT I or ACT).
    • Submit your official high school transcript or GED/HiSet scores. High school transcripts must be accompanied by an official English translation.
    • Submit proof of English Proficiency: TOEFL iBT OR IELTS.
    • Medical documentation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    36596 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36596 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    36596 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36596 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Chicopee

  • 1006 - 2090 USD/month
    Living Costs

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