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Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities

Master of Education

PreK-8 and 5-12 | Non-Licensure | 31 - 34 credits

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Inspire Academic and Social Success for Students with Moderate Disabilities

Make a difference in the lives of students with moderate disabilities. Whether you’re working as a teacher or preparing to seek employment in an educational setting, a master’s degree from Cambridge College Global equips you with the tools, techniques, and field-based experiences you need to provide equal opportunities for social and academic success for students with moderate disabilities in the classroom and other settings.

Dive into practical approaches to overcoming obstacles to academic and social success for students with moderate disabilities. The Cambridge College Global online Master of Education in Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities offers the resources and practical experience you need to transition from theory to real-world application of key principles. You’ll explore ways to promote early literacy, digital literacy, and cultural responsiveness in the modern educational landscape. While the program offers courses and field-based experiences for teachers, other educational professionals can benefit from the program.

What You Will Learn in This Online Master’s in Education Program

Designed for paraprofessionals, teachers, teaching assistants, substitute teachers, and other educational professionals in public and private schools, the Master of Education in Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities course can help you broaden your expertise in your existing role or prepare for a new employment opportunity. The online program is available in a flexible format, with five-week-long interactive courses to create a convenient pathway for you to earn your master’s degree.

Celebrate diversity in student learning by helping students navigate their unique path to social and academic success. Graduates of the program will gain the skills needed to work in inclusive educational settings and make a meaningful difference for students with disabilities. Key principles covered in the program include assessing, designing, and modifying curriculum, collaboration and consultation techniques, integration of new technologies, and an in-depth understanding of both the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) process and special education law.

The program promotes a high degree of collaboration with stakeholders in students’ lives, including family members, outside service providers, and educators. Comprehensive support from these and other stakeholders in their lives allows students with disabilities to shine in their academic journey and beyond.

Students’ abilities present themselves in a diverse range, so teachers of students with moderate disabilities need a comprehensive toolkit to design curriculum, manage behavior and assess student success. The program is designed to promote expertise in these key concepts:

  • Behavior management
  • Assessment and evaluation
  • Inclusive education
  • Instructional strategies
  • Individualized education planning

In addition to these educational concepts, the program covers soft skills related to teaching students with moderate disabilities. These skills include advocacy, leadership, teamwork, and the ability to promote positive steps toward a more inclusive educational setting. The program also covers assistive technology integration in classrooms and other educational settings.

Is the Online Master of Education, Teacher of Students with Disabilities Right for You?

If you are a special education professional, or looking to enter the field, this program is a compelling way to promote continuous learning. You can expand your teaching strategies, gain multifaceted skills and identify new ways to celebrate both academic and social success for students with moderate disabilities.

Many schools use a credit- and degree-based pay scale, so completion of this program may lead to salary advancement. Salaries range depending on state, district, and specific position in schools and education centers.

Upon graduation, students can apply principles of inclusion, collaboration, special education law, and consultation techniques in diverse educational settings. The flexible coursework is designed to create strong connections between theory and evidence-based practice.

This is a non-licensure program. It can lead to an initial license in Massachusetts, however, additional steps are needed after this degree, including hybrid courses through Cambridge College, an in-state practicum, and the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) exams.

General Admission Requirements

Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year for our 8 graduate sessions. You can apply at any time and get a decision within days of submitting all required materials.

For more details, fill out the Request More Information form and an admission counselor will contact you. Your admission counselor can also help you explore financial options and walk you through the application process, which involves completing a graduate application and providing undergraduate transcripts.


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