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.