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Graduate Programs

Merrimack College

The graduate program in Moderate Disabilities prepares candidates to work with children in grades PreK-8 with moderate disabilities who participate in integrated or self-contained classrooms. 

Beginning September 1, 2014, new students will follow the prescribed program listed below in conjunction with advisor approval. Students enrolled in the program prior to this date must meet with their advisor to review the remaining courses in their program.

All students must contact their academic advisor to be cleared for registration in future semesters. 

Course Requirements

Suggested sequence of courses.

Course Title Credits
ED 5740G Teaching and Learning in Inclusive Classrooms 4
ED 6500G Pre-Practicum Field Experience I 
Completed during enrollment in ED 5740G, and in an inclusive setting.
0
ED 5710G Challenges in Learning and Development 4
ED 5200G Reading Strategies and Interventions 4
ED 501G Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment in Social Studies and World Geography 4
ED 502G Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment in Science, Health and Physical Education 4
GRAD 519 Core Math: Numbers and Operations, Function, Geometry and Algebra 4
ED 5730G Math Methods for the Elementary School (Pre-requisite: GRAD 519) 4
ED 582G Sheltered English Instruction, with field experience
(or alternate elective with evidence of SEI endorsement)
4
ED 6505G Pre-Practicum Field Experience II
Completed in a substantially separate setting.
0
ED 6510G Practicum Seminar
(concurrent with the practicum)
0
ED 551G Practicum for Teacher of Moderate Disabilities (PreK-8); 300 hours 4

 Practicum Requirements

  • Successful completion of all MTEL exams related to the license
  • Practicum application with advisor permission and signature
  • Attendance at a practicum information session
  • Good academic standing in the graduate program

 

Course work and program options are subject to change.