Become a skilled educator of students with disabilities.
Discover how to give students with moderate disabilities learning opportunities that will prepare them for success in life. If you have a Massachusetts initial license in middle or high school, you can take this program to explore issues in special education, technology, communication, and reading and writing. Design curriculum and Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). Learn to teach subject area content, manage a classroom, and collaborate with families. Come study with faculty who believe that equal education is a right.
You take special education seriously, and so do we. At Lesley, you’ll prepare to become a lifelong advocate for your students.
We believe in the competence of every individual, and equal access to quality education. Here, you’ll learn how to express those beliefs in your teaching. Study how technology such as adaptive devices can be used to assist students. Explore issues in speech, language, and communication. Discover how to develop a variety of strategies for modifying curriculum, and apply those strategies during your student teaching experience. And because evaluating students is a responsibility of all special educators, you’ll also focus on assessment issues.
At the end of your program, you’ll be prepared for a rewarding career in the 21st century classroom. In fact, employers in Massachusetts prefer to hire Lesley graduates, saying that they are best prepared to enter the classroom on day one.