Rhode Island College

2013-2014 Catalog

Middle-Secondary Level Special Education C.G.S.

Admission Requirements

  1. A completed application form accompanied by a fifty-dollar nonrefundable application fee. Graduate applications are available online at www.ric.edu/fsehd/graduate_requirements.php.
  2. Completion of all Feinstein School of Education and Human Development admission requirements.
  3. Proof of eligibility for the Rhode Island special educator-mild-moderate elementary and middle level teaching certificate.
  4. Bachelor’s degree, with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale in professional course work.
  5. Three candidate reference forms accompanied by three letters of recommendation related to education and experience in special education or a related field.
  6. An application essay that describes the candidate’s commitment to the field of middle-secondary special education, cultural awareness, collaboration, and lifelong learning.
  7. A performance-based evaluation that documents the candidate’s experience with individuals with disabilities.
  8. An interview.

Retention Requirement

Students must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in all C.G.S. course work.

Course Requirements


MLED 510Teaching and Learning in the Middle Level School


Offered fall.
SPED 424Assessment, Curriculum, and Methodology for Adolescents and Young Adults with Mild/Moderate Disabilities at the Middle School and Secondary Levels


Offered fall and spring.
SPED 427Career Exploration and Vocational Preparation of Middle School and Secondary Level Students with Disabilities


Offered spring.
SPED 664Internship at the Secondary Level


Offered fall and spring.

Total Credit Hours: 16