Become a skilled educator of students with disabilities.
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. In this program, you'll discover how to give students with moderate disabilities learning opportunities that will prepare them for success in life.
You'll explore issues in special education, technology, speech, and communication. Learn to design curriculum and Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). Study how technology such as adaptive devices can be used to assist students. 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.
You may be able to waive some courses based on previous coursework, which may reduce the total number of program credits (minimum=18).
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.