Provide full educational access to students of varying disabilities.
At Lesley, we prepare teachers who are lifelong advocates for their students. We believe in the competence of every individual, and equal access to quality education. Here, through co-construction of knowledge and a heightened awareness of social justice and equity issues, you’ll learn to express those beliefs in your teaching.
This dual license program will allow you to provide PreK–8 students with moderate or severe disabilities learning opportunities that prepare them for life. Study communication and reading and writing. Learn how to design accessible curriculum and Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). Explore positive behavior supports. Discover effective ways to teach subject areas.
During your program, you'll also explore issues in speech, language, and communication. Discover how to develop a variety of strategies for adapting curriculum, and apply those strategies during your two student teaching experiences, where you'll be immersed in the field. And because evaluating students is a responsibility of all special educators, you’ll also focus on assessment issues.
Graduate ready to commit to the career you're passionate about. 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)