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Graduate Certificate in Teaching Students with Moderate Disabilities (5-12) Boston University



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The Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development offers a Graduate Certificate program for qualified post-baccalaureate students who are interested in receiving an Initial Licensure as a Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities, Grades 5–12. Students who are successful in completing this program will develop the knowledge and skills necessary as a beginning teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities, Grades 5–12. Specifically, the learning outcomes are as follows.

Students will:

Plan, implement, and evaluate individualized and assessment-based instruction for students with disabilities using the principles of explicit instruction, school-wide positive behavior supports, and other evidence-based practices.
Demonstrate knowledge of typical child development and learning, characteristics of common impairments and disabilities, and tenets of special education policy and practice; and, describe how they impact students’ experiences in schools.
Demonstrate a disposition, and articulate, a teaching philosophy that promotes equity, includes collaboration with families, and reflects the principles of inclusive education for students with disabilities.
Engage in a professional manner with colleagues, students, and families.
Use data to inform decision-making in their classroom, as well as use existing data and current research to guide their practice.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Graduate Certificate in Teaching Students with Moderate Disabilities (5-12).

Full Time (Total credits: 52)

Tuition fees

$54,720.00 (40,10,943) per year


21 Jan, 20 May, 02 Sep


Wheelock College of Education and Human Development

Two Silber Way,



02215, United States

Entry requirement for international students

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree.

English Proficiency: Recommended minimum overall TOEFL score: 84 on the iBT; TOEFL Subject Area Minimum Scores: Writing: 22, Speaking: 23, Reading: 21, Listening: 18; Recommended minimum IELTS: 6.5 overall.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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