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Master's Degree of Education in Moderate Disabilities

The Angela Wilkins Program of Graduate Studies in Education: A School-Based Internship/Master’s Degree in Moderate Disabilities

The Carroll School, a pioneer in educating children with dyslexia, collaborates with Lesley University and Buckingham Browne & Nichols School (BB&N) in two dynamic Master’s Degree Programs that offer:

  1. Collaboration with experienced mentor teachers;
  2. Preparation in teaching at two exceptional schools;
  3. Daily immersion in practical application;
  4. Opportunity for Orton-Gillingham training;
  5. Participation in Carroll Cognitive Development Program, designed to better understand the broad range of academic needs and to provide targeted interventions;
  6. Exposure to Carroll School professional development seminars and speakers, such as Brock Eide, John Gabrieli, Maryanne Wolf, and Jessica Minehan.

The program is named in honor of Angela Wilkins, a long-time leader in the field of remediation of reading disabilities, who brought this program of graduate studies to Carroll School.  Carroll’s program combines with a similar program in general education at BB&N to form a comprehensive set of course and internship opportunities.   

By participating in these school-based internship programs, you will earn a Master’s Degree in education leading to initial licensure for teachers of students with moderate disabilities. Choose either:

  • Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities— PreK – Gr 8


  • Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities— Gr 5 – 12
See Course Listings for each sequence of programs.

“At Carroll, interns attend incredible seminars/conferences and learn far more about the brain and neuroscience…” Alumna 2015

I would say the best experience was getting to tutor a student in O-G (Orton-Gillingham).  I was able to tutor him twice a week for several months, which allowed me to build rapport with him and gain continuity with lesson planning.” Alumna 2015