Fitchburg State's Special Education programs:
Educating teachers to meet the needs of all students in the classroom.
Over 50 Years of Excellence in Special Education, from 1953 to 2011.
Why choose Educator Licensure Programs at Fitchburg State University?
We are proud of our educator licensure programs that are nationally recognized by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Fitchburg State University is one of only eight nationally accredited programs in Massachusetts. This means that our programs have been reviewed by colleagues from education programs across the country. NCATE standards demand the highest level of excellence in preparing future education personnel.
GRADUATE DEGREES AND CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS
View our master's degree and certificate programs in Special Education:
MASTER OF EDUCATION IN SPECIAL EDUCATION DEGREES
- Special Education: Guided Studies (Individualized Track)
- Special Education: Guided Studies (Professional Track)
- Special Education: Reading Specialist (Initial Licensure)
- Special Education: Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities (Initial Licensure)
- Special Education: Teacher of Students with Severe Disabilities (Initial Licensure)
GRADUATE CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS
Read what past and current students are saying about Fitchburg State's Special Education programs:
“ The learning experience in the Guided Studies program was well beyond my satisfaction. The program provides a quality and outstanding education tailored to my needs in enhancing the learning needs of my students with disabilities in adapted physical education. The classes were interesting, challenging and informative. It gave me an opportunity for personal growth in the field of Special Education.”–Susan Crotch, May 2011
“ The strategies and techniques I have learned have been invaluable to the success of my students and my own professional development. During my time at Fitchburg State, and even after graduation, I always felt supported and prepared for the experiences and challenges I face as an educator. The members of the Education Department staff are not only educators, but inspirational role models.”–Stefanie Scaglione, 2008-2011
“ The reading specialist program classes at Fitchburg State made me very well prepared to take the MTEL test. Several of my colleagues who have already graduated from other programs have been trying to pass for a long time and I passed on my first try. Thanks so much for the wonderful program.”–Debbie Tilton, 2012
“I love the program, the involvement of the professors, and the well-rounded classes. I am learning so much that is applicable to my profession.”–Melody Stockdale
“ This program has given me the knowledge and confidence to manage many different situations that may arise in a special education classroom. This degree along with my experience has helped me obtain the job of my dreams. I found the professors to be experts in the field and a wealth of information. The staff involved in the program are able to offer experience based knowledge and guidance at each and every step along the way.”–Brian Whalen, 2011
“ The Fitchburg State graduate program was an outstanding experience. The curriculum was current and relevant and each project utilized the students with whom I was working at the time so there was a practical application. Having accessible professors whose expertise came no only from their own education but also from their experiences in the field was invaluable. I couldn't be happier about my education.”–Jaimee Smith, 2010
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