The Master of Education in Teaching Special Education (MEd) at Regis College allows you to enhance your professional portfolio and start or advance your career in education. Whether you are a licensed educator seeking your master's degree or looking to start a career by becoming a licensed teacher in education, the MEd program at Regis College is the right choice for you.
Our specialized coursework and curriculum emphasizing classroom inclusion will position you to be a leader in the education field. During this accelerated one-year program, you will learn the skills needed to develop innovative methods and sound educational practices to create challenging and engaging classrooms for students of all abilities.
Regis provides a swift and uncomplicated path to becoming a teacher, no matter what you studied as an undergraduate. Our Master of Education in Special Education – moderate disabilities - is the perfect option if you are seeking initial licensure to teach K-12. Given the upward trend in the number of students with special learning needs, communities’ commitment to inclusive education, the moderate disabilities emphasis will qualify you for a broad range of classrooms, and including sub-separate special needs and inclusive classrooms. Some districts, including Boston, have announced that they will eventually require all teachers to be licensed in special education.
It’s easy to expand your qualifications to eventually add another licensure for general education classrooms
Regis’ MEd is an approved Massachusetts educator preparation program, so if combined with passing the MTELs noted below, it positions you to teach in classrooms without special needs students as well. You may add a second licensure in elementary teaching (Grades one through six) by completing an additional 150-hour internship in a typical elementary classroom. Your master’s can similarly be extended to teach at the middle and high school levels, though additional MTEL tests are required. For more details, please refer to the website for the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The Licensure Call Center is an excellent resource for prospective students: 781.338.6600.
If you are already a licensed teacher and are pursuing a second licensure in special education, the requirements of the program are the same, though you will need to do fewer practicum hours. In many cases, you will be able to complete those hours in your current school, and frequently in your own classroom. We look forward to working with you to make this as convenient as possible.
Regis also provides a path to professional licensure. If you have a group of teachers that is ten or larger, Regis faculty will provide the courses on-site at your school. For more information, please contact the Director of Graduate Partnerships, at 781.768.7185.
“Regis MEd program gave me the confidence I needed to launch a new career in teaching. The faculty and staff at Regis were incredibly supportive, empathetic and forward thinking. I couldn’t have chosen a better program!”Lynn Song