Empower and advocate for young learners with moderate disabilities.
At Lesley, we believe in the competence of every individual and that an equal education is a right. To that end, we prepare teachers who will be lifelong advocates for their students, and who will prepare them for success in life.
This 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.
Come study where you and your faculty will work together to co-construct new knowledge and practices, and where the importance of equity and social justice is woven throughout your study.
You'll have field experiences during your program, and at the end of it, you can practice your newfound skills through an immersive student teaching experience.
Then, with the skills needed for a rewarding career, you'll graduate from the university that educates more teachers than any place in New England. In fact, more than 4,500 people have earned a teaching degree here in just the last five years. You'll leave knowing that you have the degree you need to land the career you're passionate about. That's because employers in Massachusetts prefer to hire Lesley graduates, saying that they are best prepared to enter the classroom on day one.
You may be able to waive some courses based on previous coursework, which may reduce the total number of program credits (minimum = 34).