Education

Elementary Education (1–6) & Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities (PreK–8): Dual Initial Teacher Licenses

Master of Education (M.Ed.), on-campus graduate program

Prepare to make positive change in the lives of students with varying abilities.

Statistics show that a majority of students with disabilities attend general education schools. If you aspire to teach in a classroom that includes students with disabilities, this program will prepare you to be a knowledgeable and caring educator. Study with faculty who believe in the competence of every individual and that an equal education is a right, not a privilege.

Take courses that allow you to connect with students with and without disabilities. Study elementary subject areas such as math and literature. Learn about culturally responsive teaching and equity in the classroom. Explore how to adapt instruction to different learning styles. Investigate classroom management strategies. You’ll take classes on our Cambridge campus with faculty who are experienced and committed practitioners.

Program Structure

Full-time or part-time on-campus program

52-62 Credits
Outcomes
Our elementary education and moderate disabilities program prepares you to:
teacher teaching a student at their desk

Student Teaching

Student teaching, a requirement of all Initial licensure programs, is an opportunity to apply new skills to an active classroom environment and receive feedback from your supervising teachers and faculty. All placements are in an appropriate Massachusetts school, and are set up through our field placement office.

Special Education
Dr. Gail Cahill
Gail has taught at various grade levels as well as held several administrative positions, including special education administration and school based administration. She has also worked at private facilities such as McLean Hospital and the Protestant Guild for the Blind. She has taught courses in special education, administration, reading, assessment, and curriculum.
Careers
Where our graduates work
Lesley students go on to rewarding careers in a range of settings throughout Massachusetts and New England, including:

Faculty

Program Cost Description
Total approximate cost for this master's degree program.
Elementary Education (1–6) & Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities (PreK–8): Dual Initial Teacher Licenses
  • Tuition
    On Campus Tuition $975/credit x 56
    $54,600
    Online Tuition $625/credit x 6
    $3,750
  • Fees
    Field Experience Fee
    $1,000
    Registration Fee
    $320
    Assessment Fee
    $200
    Activity Fee
    $180
    Materials Fee
    $170
    Map ePortfolio Fee
    $150
    Degree Completion Fee
    $75
    Practicum Fee
    $70
    Technology Fee
    $60
  • Total
Estimated Cost

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

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Total approximate cost for this master's degree program. Tuition and fees are for the 2017-2018 academic year.
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