Become an empowering teacher of students with disabilities.
Discover how to give students with moderate disabilities learning opportunities that will prepare them for success in life. If you hold a Massachusetts initial teaching license in early childhood, elementary, or middle school education, this license-only program is for you.
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. Do all this alongside faculty who believe in the competence of every individual and that an equal education is a right.
At Lesley, we prepare teachers who are lifelong advocates for their students. You take special education seriously, and so do we. We believe in the competence of every individual, and equal access to quality education.
Here, you’ll learn to express those beliefs in your teaching. 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 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.