Education

Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities (PreK–8): Initial Teacher License

License only, on-campus graduate program

Become an effective and empowering teacher of students with disabilities.

In this license-only graduate program, learn how to give PreK–8 students with moderate disabilities opportunities that prepare them for life.

Take courses that cover communication and reading and writing. Design curriculum for learners of varying abilities. Build Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). Explore elementary subject areas from math to social studies. And you'll do all this alongside faculty who believe in the competence of every individual and that an equal education is a right.

At Lesley, we prepare teachers who are lifelong advocates for their students.

You take special education seriously, and so do we. We believe in the competence of every individual, and equal access to quality education. Here, you’ll learn to express those beliefs in your teaching. Study the characteristics and effects of disabling conditions. Explore issues in speech, language, and 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.

Program Structure

Full-time or part-time on-campus program

22–37 Credits
teacher at a table with students

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. Gail Cahill
Gail came to Lesley after many years in public education. She both taught at various class levels and held administrative positions, including special education and school-based administration. She teaches courses in designing instruction, designing Individualized Education Programs (IEP), perspectives in special education, and practicum seminars.
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 (PreK–8): Initial Teacher License
  • Tuition
    $975/credit x 37
    $36,075
  • Fees
    Field Experience Fee
    $500
    Registration Fee
    $280
    Assessment Fee
    $200
    Activity Fee
    $150
    MAP ePortfolio Fee
    $150
    Materials Fee
    $110
    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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