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Online & Night Programs for Paraprofessionals

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Online & Night Completion Programs for Paraprofessionals

Earn your teaching degree from BSU
Bridgewater State University’s College of Continuing Studies offers bachelor’s degree-completion programs designed to meet the needs of paraprofessionals. Our flexible programs fit the lifestyle of students who balance work, family, and their education.

Students pursuing their bachelor’s degree through BSU’s College of Continuing Studies attend part-time but enjoy all the benefits of being an undergraduate student. Special Education courses are delivered over a three-year period. Most of the courses will be delivered online. Participants in the program will be required to student teach during the regular school day. 

Online & Night Education Degree Completion Programs

Elementary Education, BSE (available online and in Bridgewater at night)
Second major options:
Childhood Studies (online)
Communication Studies (online)
Psychology (online and on campus)
Spanish (online and on campus)

Special Education, BSE (available online and in Bridgewater at night)
Special Education, Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities (PreK-8 or Grades 5-12) concentration, BSE

Special Education, Teacher of Students with Severe Disabilities (All Levels) concentration, BSE


Award-Winning Accredited Programs

Our licensure programs are recognized by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and CAEP/CEC (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation and the Council for Exceptional Children) and have been acknowledged as exemplary by (2016). Our education department was ranked one of the 10 best colleges for Special Education 2017-2018 by


BSU Education Program Benefits

• Online or Night students may attend part-time or full-time
• Some educational programs qualify for up to $6,000 per year in state grants
• All our night and online students are eligible to participate in state and federal financial aid programs
• Connect with JET and other resources
• Dedicated program advisor for all students
• Programs lead to Massachusetts licensure
• Eligible to waive up to 50% of practicum requirements for classroom work experience
• Award-winning Education programs

The BSU Advantage

• Online programs follow the same curriculum and academic rigor as day programs
• Transfer up to 69 credits from a 2-year college or up to 90 credits from a 4-year institution
• Easy admission process through our streamlined application
• High-quality instruction at an affordable price