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. At Lesley, we believe in the right to a quality, inclusive education for all students. We prepare educators who have the skills to empower those with disabilities so they can live self-determined lives. We also strive to prepare compassionate and reflective teachers who demonstrate culturally responsive communication and collaboration with students, families, and communities.
You’ll study issues in special education and teaching subject areas. Explore positive behavior supports. Learn how to design accessible curriculum and Individualized Education Programs, and the fundamentals of helping students transition to adult life. Working with faculty and peers, you'll co-construct new knowledge that will guide your understanding.
You’ll learn about technology in speech, language, and communication. Discover how to develop a variety of strategies for adapting curriculum, and apply those strategies during an immersive student teaching experiences. 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. Finish the program ready to make a positive impact in this high-need area.
Come study with dedicated faculty at the place that educates more teachers than any other place in New England. You'll benefit from the reputation of a school with exceptional programs in Massachusetts, where school principals prefer to hire Lesley graduates and believe they're the most prepared for the classroom. (Source: Radius Global Market Research, 2017)