Degree Programs

Licensure and Degree Programs

Bridgewater State University Program - www.bridgew.edu

Bridgewater State University and South Coast Educational Collaborative are pleased to announce a new partnership program for individuals who are seeking Massachusetts initial licensure at Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities (PK-8, Gr. 5-12), or as a Teacher of Students with Severe Disabilities (All Levels). These licensure programs are designed to meet all Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education requirements and align with the standards established by the Council for Exceptional Children. Candidates will also have the opportunity to pursue their Master’s Degree in Special Education, through this cohort model. Classes are offered at the SCEC Swansea campus, with embedded online learning opportunities.

Boston University - www.bu.edu

Administrator Licensure for Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, Special Ed. Director, Supervisor/Director/Principal: Offered in partnership with Boston University, this program consists of six courses, a 50-hour pre-practicum, and a 500-hour practicum at the candidate's school or an immersion internship. Upon completion of the two year program, candidates may continue coursework at Boston University to attain a Master's, C.A.G.S, or Doctoral degree. In order to complete the practicum experience, students must successfully complete the required MTELs.

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Framingham State University - www.framingham.edu

Early Childhood Professional Licensure, Teacher of Students Prek-2, With or Without Disabilities: Offered in partnership with Framingham State College and located in the SCEC Graduate Learning Center in Swansea, this program provides graduate-level education in reading and mathematics for Early Childhood educators. The program consists of 90 seminar hours, mentored experience and student advisement over a span of one academic year. Courses carry graduate credit transferable to advanced degrees.

Elementary Professional Licensure: This program provides graduate-level education in reading and mathematics for elementary-level educators of grades 1-6. The program consists of 90 seminar hours, mentored experience and student advisement over a span of one year. Courses carry graduate credit transferable to advanced degrees

Bristol Community College - www.bristolcc.edu

Paraprofessional Associate Degree Program Partnership with Bristol Community College leading to an Associate Degree.

Northeastern University - www.northeastern.edu

Bridge to Teaching (BTT) Pathway for Para-Professionals. Partnership between SCEC and Northeastern University, leading to a Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Education.

Eligibility/Requirements

For additional information about these programs, please contact: Frank Gallishaw, M.Ed. 508-379-1180; fgallishaw@scecoll.org or Jewel Woodside, Administrative Assistant, Professional Development 508-379-1180 ext 29; woodside@scecoll.org