Undergraduate Education in Special Education:
The Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders offers programs designed to meet the interests of undergraduate and graduate students who wish to have careers working with individuals with special needs.
The department offers programs designed to meet the needs of undergraduate students who are interested in obtaining Massachusetts initial licensure as a Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities (Pre K-8 grade) or (5-12 grade) or as a Teacher of Students with Severe Disabilities (all levels). This also includes a five year Dual Licensure program leading to initial licensure in both elementary education and special education and a masters degree (M.Ed.) in Special Education.
The department also offers two minors, one that leads toward licensure to teach students with special needs and the other that would give one a background in the field.
There are many different scholarships and grants available to Education Majors and Minors through Bridgewater State University, as well as through the Federal Government and the State of Massachusetts. The Federal Government is offering the following new Teach Grant program effective in the 2008-2009 academic year. Click here for more information.
Undergraduate Education in Communication Disorders:
The department offers an undergraduate pre-professional major in Communication Disorders for those students who wish to pursue an education in speech-language pathology or audiology. The program provides students with the prerequisite information pertaining to the scope and practice of the profession, normal developmental processes of communication, disorders of communication, and clinical aspects of the profession in accordance with undergraduate curriculum requirements of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Students may follow two tracts: a non-practicum tract which allows the student to complete the concentration requirements in two full years of study, or, a practicum tract which allows qualified students to participate in clinical practicum experience during their senior year in the BSU Speech-Language-Hearing Center. Students, upon their successful completion of the program, are prepared to apply for graduate study at any of the ASHA accredited graduate programs throughout the United States.
For more information on this major contact:
Chairperson: Dr. Lisa Battaglino, Special Education
Communications Disorders Coordinator: Dr. Sandra R. Ciocci
Administrative Assistant: Mary Comeau
Web Site: Special Education and Communication Disorders
Building: Hart Hall, 2nd Floor, Room 248
Last Modified: November 2, 2011