Education

Special Education: Moderate Disabilities (5-12) and Severe Disabilities (All Levels)

Master of Education (M.Ed.): Dual Initial Licensure Program, On-Campus

Prepare to teach students with a range of disabilities.

Earn two licenses, and prepare to teach students with moderate and severe disabilities in grades 5–12. You’ll study communication, reading and writing, and adolescent development. Explore classroom management and behavior support. Learn how to design accessible curriculum and Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), and discover ways to collaborate with colleagues and families. Finish the program ready to make a positive impact in this high-need area.

At Lesley, we believe in the right to a quality education for all students. We prepare educators who have the skills to empower those with disabilities so they can live self-determined lives.

Here, you’ll study the characteristics and effects of disabling conditions. Explore issues in speech, language, and communication, and assistive technology and augmentative and alternative 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 such as eligibility determination and program planning.

Graduate ready to commit to the career you're passionate about. As the preferred provider of teacher education in Massachusetts, we prepare teachers to enter the classroom on day one. 

Program Structure

Full-time or part-time on-campus program

64 Credits
Gain Skills and Expertise
Our moderate and severe disabilities program prepares you to:
Barbara Govendo
Special Education
Dr. Barbara Govendo
Barbara has had experience teaching, supervising, and designing programs in both general and special education. Among other things, she is interested in brain research and implications for education, effective learning strategies for students with disabilities, and the collaborative educational process.
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Total approximate cost for this master's degree program. Tuition and fees are for the 2018–2019 academic year.
Special Education: Moderate Disabilities (5-12) and Severe Disabilities (All Levels)
  • Tuition
    $840/credit x 64
    $53,760
  • Fees
    Field Experience Fees
    $1,000
    Registration Fees
    $320
    Assessment Fees
    $300
    Materials Fees
    $190
    MAP ePortfolio Fee
    $150
    Activity Fees
    $120
    Degree Completion Fee
    $75
    Practicum Fees
    $70
  • Total
Estimated Cost

The per credit tuition rate listed above is for students who have matriculated on or after May 14, 2018.

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Tuition and fees are subject to change each year, effective June 1.

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Your degree is an investment, and we're committed to ensuring its value. That's why we offer the best teacher education in Massachusetts, at competitive tuition rates.
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