Education

Special Education: Moderate Disabilities (PreK-8) & Severe Disabilities (All Levels)

Master of Education (M.Ed.): Dual Initial Licensure Program, On-Campus

Provide full educational access to students of varying disabilities.

Give 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 classroom management and behavior support. Discover ways to collaborate with colleagues and families. Earn two teaching licenses, guided by faculty who believe in the competence of every individual and that an equal education is a right.

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, you’ll learn to express those beliefs in your teaching.

You’ll study the characteristics and effects of disabling conditions. Explore issues in speech, language, and communication. Discover how to develop a variety of strategies for adapting curriculum, and apply those strategies during your student teaching experience. And because evaluating students is a responsibility of all special educators, you’ll also focus on assessment issues. Study with faculty who believe in the competence of every individual and that an equal education is a right.

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. 

Program Structure

Full-time or part-time on-campus program

61 Credits
Gain Skills and Expertise
Our moderate and severe disabilities master’s degree program prepares you to:
Linda Lengyel
Special Education
Dr. Linda Lengyel
Linda’s work has focused on supporting persons with complex needs, considered to have severe disabilities in inclusive environments. Before entering higher education, she supported persons with severe disabilities and their families in school, work, employment, and home settings. Linda also has an extensive history of advocacy activities, supporting IEP teams, as well as advocating for systemic and policy changes.
The degree employers are looking for.
Lesley graduates go on to rewarding careers in public and private schools, charter schools, and beyond. That's because our programs are ranked #1 for preparing teachers with the skills Massachusetts employers are seeking, including:

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Total approximate cost for this master's degree program. Tuition and fees are for the 2018–2019 academic year.
Special Education: Moderate Disabilities (PreK-8) & Severe Disabilities (All Levels)
  • Tuition
    $840/credit x 61
    $51,240
  • Fees
    Field Experience Fees
    $1,000
    Registration Fees
    $320
    Assessment Fees
    $200
    Activity Fees
    $180
    Materials Fees
    $180
    MAP ePortfolio Fee
    $150
    Degree Completion Fee
    $75
    Practicum Fees
    $70
  • Total
Estimated Cost

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Tuition and fees are subject to change each year, effective June 1.

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