Lic. Special Education Apply

Application Materials

  • Online graduate admissions application.
  • A $50 non-refundable application fee. 
  • Complete, official transcript documenting the award of a bachelor's degree and any graduate courses taken or degrees held.
  • Three references. Your references will be asked to submit their comments online via the online application. 
  • Students for whom English is not a first language must submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores.
  • Statement of purpose (500- to 1,000-words, double-spaced) addressing the following questions:
    -What factors in your personal and professional history have influenced you in the past and now lead you to seek admission to this program at Salem State?
    -What are your long-term professional goals, and how will this program help you meet them?
    -Is there any other information that you think would help the admissions committee to evaluate your application?
  • A sample of academic writing. Please review our academic writing sample guidelines. Attach your academic writing sample to the end of your personal statement in the online application.
  • Please note the GRE/MAT is not required for this program

Additional Materials for those Seeking Initial Licensure

  • A photocopy of teacher's license(s) that you may hold and scores on the Communication and Literacy portion of the Massachusetts Tests of Educator Licensure (MTEL).
  • Child or Adolescent Development course.

Additional Materials and Requirements for those Seeking Professional Licensure

  • Submit a copy of your initial Massachusetts educator license.
  • A master's degree.
  • Three years of teaching experience.

Application Deadlines

  • Applications accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed once complete.

Taking Courses Prior to Admission