Become an empowering teacher of students with disabilities.
You take special education seriously, and so do we. We believe in the competence of every individual and equal access to quality education, and prepare teachers who are lifelong advocates for their students.
In this license-only program, you'll discover how to give students with moderate disabilities learning opportunities that will prepare them for success in life. Take courses that cover communication and reading and writing. Design curriculum for learners of varying abilities. Build Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). Explore elementary subject areas from math to social studies.
Study the characteristics and effects of disabling conditions. Explore issues in speech, language, and communication. Discover how to develop a variety of strategies for adapting 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 fact, employers in Massachusetts prefer to hire Lesley graduates, saying that they are best prepared to enter the classroom on day one.