Empower and advocate for young learners with moderate disabilities.
At Lesley, our faculty believe in the competence of every individual and that an equal education is a right. We prepare teachers who will be lifelong advocates for their students, and who in turn will prepare their students for success in life.
The program begins with an overview of the special education profession. From there, you'll take courses in communication, reading and writing, and elementary subject areas. Explore issues of inclusion, social justice, and equity. Design curriculum for learners of varying abilities, and build Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). And because evaluating students is a responsibility of all special educators, you’ll also focus on assessment issues.
Then apply your new knowledge and skills during your student teaching experience in a Massachusetts school, where you'll get experience and helpful, practical feedback.
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.