Program graduates earn a master’s degree and an initial license for Teachers of Students with Moderate Disabilities (preK-8) or (5-12). Interns take part in all aspects of classroom life while pursuing Lesley graduate coursework in Brookline and on the university’s Cambridge campus.
We seek a diverse applicant pool with a range of experiences.
Since our inception in 1988 we have focused upon creating a strong, professional community among our interns with a support network of effective mentor teachers who are dedicated to the development of new teachers.
Financial: receive 12 tuition-free graduate credits and a monthly paid stipend
Direct Feedback: collaborate with and receive feedback from a mentor special educator
Field Based: observe and teach in inclusive and special education settings
Time: double your classroom experience in half the program time of a typical graduate program at Lesley
Reputation: gain experience in the Public Schools of Brookline, a diverse district focused on achievement and engagement of every student while you earn a master’s from Lesley University, a renowned provider of teacher education
Theory and Practice in Action:
Teach and observe in inclusive and special education settings
Practice non-discriminatory assessment
Reflect on your practice
Develop classroom and behavior management techniques and principles
Collaborate with experienced educators
Design instruction that considers children's abilities and disabilities
Learn from Lesley University's highly-qualified instructors
Natalie Dean, Coordinator