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Inclusive Special Education: Moderate Disabilities PreK-8 & 5-12

Master of Education (M.Ed.): Dual Initial Licensure Program, On-Campus

Teach students with varying abilities in grades PreK-12.

At Lesley, we believe in the competence of every individual, and equal access to quality education. Here, you’ll learn to express those beliefs in your teaching, and prepare to be a lifelong advocate for your students.

By completing this program, you'll get two initial licenses, which will qualify you to teach students with moderate disabilities in grades PreK through high school. Help your students prepare for lifelong learning with courses in communication and social justice and inclusion. Learn how to design accessible curriculum and Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). Explore positive behavior supports. Discover effective ways to teach subject areas. 

During your program, you'll also discover how to develop a variety of strategies for adapting curriculum, and apply those strategies during your two student teaching experiences. And because evaluating students is a responsibility of all special educators, you’ll also focus on assessment issues.

Graduate ready to commit to the career you're passionate about. At the end of your program, you’ll be prepared for a rewarding career in the 21st century inclusive classroom. In fact, employers in Massachusetts prefer to hire Lesley graduates, saying that they are best prepared to enter the classroom fully prepared to teach starting on day one.  

Program Structure

Full-time or part-time on-campus program

50 Credits
Gain Skills and Expertise
Our moderate disabilities master’s degree program prepares you to:
Linda Lengyel
Special Education
Linda Lengyel
Linda’s work has focused on supporting persons with complex needs, considered to have severe disabilities in inclusive environments. Before entering higher education, she supported persons with severe disabilities and their families in school, work, employment, and home settings. Linda also has an extensive history of advocacy activities, supporting IEP teams, as well as advocating for systemic and policy changes.
The degree employers are looking for.
Lesley graduates go on to rewarding careers in public and private schools, charter schools, and beyond. That's because our programs are ranked #1 for preparing teachers with the skills Massachusetts employers are seeking, including:


Total approximate cost for this dual license master's degree program. Tuition and fees are for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Inclusive Special Education: Moderate Disabilities PreK-8 & 5-12
  • Tuition
    $850/credit x 50
  • Fees
    Field Experience Fees
    Registration Fees
    Assessment Fees
    Activity Fees
    MAP ePortfolio Fee
    Materials Fees
    Degree Completion Fee
    Practicum Fees
  • Total
Estimated Cost

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Tuition and fees are subject to change each year, effective June 1.

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Your degree is an investment, and we're committed to ensuring its value. That's why we offer the best teacher education in Massachusetts, at competitive tuition rates.
We'll help ensure your degree is as affordable as possible. Use our step-by-step guide to apply for federal and university funding. Scholarships, grants, Work-Study, and loans. It’s all right here.

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