Education

Special Education

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Empower children with different abilities.

You believe that equal access to learning is an issue of social justice. At Lesley, you'll join a community that seeks to empower children with disabilities through inclusive teaching.

As a special education major, you’ll integrate theory with techniques for teaching PreK–8 students with moderate disabilities. Your preparation will include the skills needed to create a positive classroom culture and climate where children feel welcome and valued.

You’ll learn how to assess students’ needs, use technology that makes learning accessible, and develop strategies for bringing together students with varying learning styles and needs. You’ll develop the skills to foster respect and kindness among students.

Become an advocate for children with disabilities and understand the legal, social, and educational responsibilities of school districts to provide inclusive learning environments.

Gain real-world classroom experience starting freshman year. Not just any classroom experience. Challenging and diverse experiences that familiarize you with urban and suburban settings, different age groups, and all types of learners.

As New England's leader in teacher education, we've built lasting connections with Massachusetts' top-ranked school systems. When seeking student-teaching or job opportunities, you'll be able to tap into the power of Lesley's network of 55,000 alumni in New England and beyond.

“I use creativity to empower confident learners.”
Kara Rosenburg ’11, Special Education
teacher reading to elementary students

Choose a second major in the liberal arts.

In addition to your special education major, you’ll go in-depth in a content area in one these majors:

Outcomes
Here’s a taste of what you’ll do in our Special Education program:

Gain an initial teaching license.

Our special education major leads to initial licensure as a Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities (PreK–8).

Internships
Study in the top-ranked state for teachers.
Massachusetts is home to the nation's highest performing schools. As a Lesley student, you'll have unprecedented access to some of the most coveted student-teaching experiences in the U.S. You’ll have opportunities to work with children inside the classroom as early as your first year. Gain teaching experience in these communities:

Faculty

Program Cost Description
Approximate cost for 1 year of attendance in this undergraduate program.
Special Education
  • Tuition
    Fall Tuition
    $13,150
    Spring Tuition
    $13,150
  • Room & Board
    Double/Triple/Quad Room
    $9,570
    Housing Deposit
    $300
    Meal Plan
    $6,180
  • Fees
    Health Service Fee
    $800
    Activity Fee
    $250
    Materials Fee
    $150
    Registration Fee
    $80
    Lab Fee
    $40
  • Total
Estimated Cost

Review all undergraduate tuition and fees, and what they cover.

Tuition and fees are subject to change each year, effective June 1.

  • Tuition
    Fall Tuition
    $13,150
    Spring Tuition
    $13,150
  • Fees
    Activity Fee
    $250
    Materials Fee
    $150
    Registration Fee
    $80
    Lab Fee
    $40
  • Total
Estimated Cost

Review all undergraduate tuition and fees, and what they cover.

Tuition and fees are subject to change each year, effective June 1.

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Approximate cost for 1 year of study in this undergraduate program. Tuition and fees are for the 2017–2018 academic year.
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