Become an empowering teacher of students with disabilities.
Because we believe in the competence of every individual and equal access to quality education, we prepare teachers who become lifelong advocates for their students. If you have an active Initial or Professional teacher license with Sheltered English Immersion endorsement, you can take this license-only program to prepare 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 strategies for designing and adapting curriculum, and apply them during your immersive student teaching experience. And because evaluating students is a responsibility of all special educators, you’ll also focus on assessment issues. Through self-reflection and examination of multiple perspectives, you'll emerge as an effective and compassionate educator.
With skills, knowledge, and practice in hand, you'll graduate from the university that educates more teachers than any place else in New England. In fact, more than 4,500 people have earned a teaching degree here in just the last five years. You'll leave knowing that you have the degree you need to land the career you're passionate about. That's because employers in Massachusetts prefer to hire Lesley graduates, saying that they are best prepared to enter the classroom on day one.
You may be able to waive some courses based on previous coursework, which may reduce the total number of program credits (minimum=18).