Education

Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities (5–12): Initial Teacher License

License only, on-campus graduate program

Become a skilled and effective educator of students with disabilities.

In this license-only program, discover how to give students with moderate disabilities learning opportunities that will prepare them for success in life. Cover issues in special education, technology, communication, and reading and writing. Design curriculum and Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). Learn to teach subject area content, manage a classroom, and collaborate with families. Come study with faculty who believe that equal education is a right.

You take special education seriously, and so do we. At Lesley, you’ll prepare to become a lifelong advocate for your students.

We believe in the competence of every individual, and equal access to quality education. Here, you’ll learn how to express those beliefs in your teaching. Study how technology such as adaptive devices can be used to assist students. Explore issues in speech, language, and communication. Discover how to develop a variety of strategies for modifying curriculum. And because evaluating students is a responsibility of all special educators, you’ll also focus on assessment issues.

Program Structure

Full-time or part-time on-campus program

22–37 credits
teacher in front of the classroom teaching

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.

Outcomes
Our moderate disabilities license-only program prepares you to:
Special Education
Dr. Barbara Govendo
Barbara’s academic expertise covers effective learning strategies for students with disabilities, development of inspiring mentoring skills, and the intersection of learning and neuroscience. She teaches courses in the special education programs as well as a doctoral-level course in learning and the brain.
Careers
Where You'll 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 license-only program.
Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities (5–12): Initial Teacher License
  • Tuition
    $975/credit x 37
    $36,075
  • Fees
    Field Experience Fee
    $500
    Registration Fee
    $280
    Activity Fee
    $150
    MAP ePortfolio Fee
    $150
    Materials Fee
    $110
    Assessment Fee
    $100
    Practicum Fee
    $35
  • 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 license-only program. Tuition and fees are for the 2017-2018 academic year.
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