Make access to learning possible.
Your goal is to teach students with complex learning needs—this program will give you the expertise. If you have a Massachusetts Initial Teacher License in early childhood, elementary, moderate disabilities, middle school, or high school, you can take this program to get thorough training in issues and topics surrounding special education. You'll gain skills in behavioral interventions and supports. Explore transition from school to adult life. Get practical communication skills through courses in literacy and technology. Prepare to work in both general education and substantially separate settings.
At Lesley, we prepare teachers who are lifelong advocates for their students. We believe in the competence of every individual, and equal access to quality education. We know you do, too.
Here, you’ll learn to translate those beliefs to your own teaching. You’ll 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.
Study with faculty who believe in the competence of every individual and that equal education is a right. At the end of your program, you’ll be prepared for a rewarding career in the 21st century elementary classroom. In fact, employers in Massachusetts prefer to hire Lesley graduates, saying that they are best prepared to enter the classroom on day one.