Empower children with different abilities.
You believe that equal access to learning is an issue of social justice. At Lesley, you'll join a community that seeks to empower children with disabilities through inclusive teaching.
As a special education major, you’ll integrate theory with techniques for teaching PreK–8 students with moderate disabilities. Your preparation will include the skills needed to create a positive classroom culture and climate where children feel welcome and valued.
You’ll learn how to assess students’ needs, use technology that makes learning accessible, and develop strategies for bringing together students with varying learning styles and needs. You’ll develop the skills to foster respect and kindness among students.
Become an advocate for children with disabilities and understand the legal, social, and educational responsibilities of school districts to provide inclusive learning environments.
Gain real-world classroom experience starting freshman year. Not just any classroom experience. Challenging and diverse experiences that familiarize you with urban and suburban settings, different age groups, and all types of learners.
As New England's leader in teacher education, we've built lasting connections with Massachusetts' top-ranked school systems. When seeking student-teaching or job opportunities, you'll be able to tap into the power of Lesley's network of 55,000 alumni in New England and beyond.