Inspire learning and self-determination in students with severe disabilities.
If your goal is to teach students with complex learning needs, this program will give you the expertise. You’ll get training in the issues surrounding special education. You’ll gain insights into behavioral interventions and positive support. Explore life planning, transition from school to adult life, and working with families. Get practical communication skills through courses in language, literacy, and technology. You’ll also master tools for assessment of needs.
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 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.