Education

Teacher of Students with Moderate (PreK-8) & Severe Disabilities (All Levels): Initial Teacher Licenses

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

Provide full educational access to students of varying disabilities.

Give PreK–8 students with moderate or severe disabilities learning opportunities that prepare them for life. Study communication and reading and writing. Learn how to design accessible curriculum and Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). Explore classroom management and behavior support. Discover ways to collaborate with colleagues and families. Earn two teaching licenses, guided by 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. 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. You’ll 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. Study with faculty who believe in the competence of every individual and that an equal education is a right.

Program Structure

Full-time or part-time on-campus program

48-61 Credits
Outcomes
Our moderate and severe disabilities master’s degree 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. Linda Lengyel
Linda’s work has focused on supporting persons with complex needs, considered to have severe disabilities in inclusive environments. Before entering higher education, she supported persons with severe disabilities and their families in school, work, employment, and home settings. Linda also has an extensive history of advocacy activities, supporting IEP teams, as well as advocating for systemic and policy changes.
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 (PreK-8) & Severe Disabilities (All Levels): Initial Teacher Licenses
  • Tuition
    $975/credit x 61
    $59,475
  • Fees
    Field Experience Fee
    $1,000
    Registration Fee
    $320
    Assessment Fee
    $200
    Activity Fee
    $180
    Materials Fee
    $180
    MAP ePortfolio Fee
    $150
    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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