Become an empowering teacher of students with disabilities.
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.
Explore issues in speech, language, and communication. Build Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). Study the characteristics and effects of disabling conditions. Discover how to develop a variety of strategies for designing and 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.
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 fact, employers in Massachusetts prefer to hire Lesley graduates, saying that they are best prepared to enter the classroom on day one.