Education

Teacher of Students with Moderate (5-12) & Severe Disabilities (All Levels): Initial Teacher Licenses

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

Prepare to teach students with a range of disabilities.

Earn two licenses, and prepare to teach students with moderate and severe disabilities in grades 5–12. You’ll study communication, reading and writing, and adolescent development. Explore classroom management and behavior support. Learn how to design accessible curriculum and Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), and discover ways to collaborate with colleagues and families. Finish the program ready to make a positive impact in this high-need area.

At Lesley, we believe in the right to a quality education for all students. We prepare educators who have the skills to empower those with disabilities so they can live self-determined lives. You’ll study the characteristics and effects of disabling conditions. Explore issues in speech, language, and communication, and assistive technology and augmentative and alternative 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 such as eligibility determination and program planning.

Program Structure

Full-time or part-time on-campus program

45-64 Credits
Outcomes
Our moderate and severe disabilities program prepares you to:
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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. Barbara Govendo
Barbara has had experience teaching, supervising, and designing programs in both general and special education. Among other things, she is interested in brain research and implications for education, effective learning strategies for students with disabilities, and the collaborative educational process.
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.
Teacher of Students with Moderate (5-12) & Severe Disabilities (All Levels): Initial Teacher Licenses
  • Tuition
    $975/credit x 64
    $62,400
  • Fees
    Field Experience Fee
    $1,000
    Registration Fee
    $320
    Assessment Fee
    $300
    Materials Fee
    $190
    MAP ePortfolio Fee
    $150
    Activity Fee
    $120
    Degree Completion Fee
    $75
    Practicum Fee
    $70
  • 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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