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.