Inspire self-determination in students with disabilities.
If your goal is to teach PreK-12 students with complex learning needs, this program will give you the knowledge and skills to teach, support, and advocate for your students. The program begins with an overview of the special education profession. From there, you'll take courses that cover communication and reading and writing. Design curriculum for learners of varying abilities, and learn about assessment. Build Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). Explore elementary subject areas from math to social studies.
You’ll explore issues in speech, language, and communication, and learn positive behavior supports. 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.
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. Study with faculty who believe in the competence of every individual and that 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.