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, issues in special education, and teaching subject areas. Explore positive behavior supports. Learn how to design accessible curriculum and Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), and the fundamentals of helping students transition to adult life. 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 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 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.
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.