Special Education Certificates
UMass Boston's Special Education Certificates are designed for teachers seeking a secondary license, as well as those seeking initial licensure to work with special populations. We offer four certificates:
- Moderate Disabilities, pre-K-8
- Moderate Disabilities, grades 5-12
- Transition Leadership (online)
- Autism Endorsement (online - more info coming soon).
Moderate Disabilities (pre-K-8, 5-12)
The Moderate Disabilities Certificates offer students a 27-credit sequence of coursework, including 75 hours of monitored pre-practicum field-based experience, and a minimum semester-long supervised practicum (including hours in an inclusive setting). For teachers who currently hold an initial licensure in early childhood, elementary education, and middle/secondary education, a portion of their practicum hours will be waived.
Upon completion of the Moderate Disabilities, pre-K-8 and Moderate Disabilities, grades 5-12 certificate programs will be dual licensed.
Fall: June 1
Spring: November 1