2014-2015 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 at the Middle-Level


As needed.
SPED 424Assessment/Instruction: Adolescents with Mild/Moderate Disabilities


SPED 427Career/Transition Planning: Adolescents with Mild/Moderate Disabilities


SPED 664Internship at the Middle Grades or Secondary Level


Fall, Spring.

Total Credit Hours: 16