As an undergraduate special education major at Lesley University, you'll discover how to make education accessible and engaging for PreK–8 students with diverse learning styles and needs.
You believe that equal access to learning is an issue of social justice. So do we. At Lesley, you'll join a community that seeks to empower people with disabilities through teaching.
You'll learn innovative techniques for teaching PreK–8 students with moderate disabilities, use technology that makes learning accessible for all, and
develop strategies for bringing together students with varying learning
styles and needs. Most importantly, you'll create a positive classroom culture and climate where children feel welcomed and valued.
Gain real-world classroom experience starting freshman year. Not just any classroom experiences. Challenging and diverse experiences that familiarize your with urban and suburban settings, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) curriculum, 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 major
Becoming a special education teacher means being able to teach in ways that support and adapt to the individual needs of your students. Our general core curriculum will provide you with the foundation your need. From there you can customize your program to match your goals and passions.
In addition to remaining one of the most affordable private universities in New England, we offer exclusive scholarships for education majors and comprehensive need-based financial aid packages.
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Undergraduate Tuition and Fees:
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One-Year Cost: Part-Time
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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.
Transition seamlessly into our Graduate School of Education, whose nationally recognized programs set the standard for creativity and innovation in education.