Master's Degree of Education
A collaboration among Carroll School, Lesley University and Buckingham Browne & Nichols School (BB&N), The Angela Wilkins Program of Graduate Studies in Education is two dynamic programs each leading to a full Massachusetts initial license and a Master’s degree in Education: Moderate Disabilities - Pre-K - Grade 8 and Moderate Disabilities - Grades 5 - 12.
These intensive fourteen-month programs start in early June and end in the following summer. Graduate interns take courses at Carroll School and Lesley University and student teach in classrooms at Carroll and/or BB&N. Unlike other programs, graduate students receive nationally-accredited Orton-Gillingham training, at no additional cost.
As a graduate intern at Carroll, I was surrounded by the most knowledgeable teaching professionals I’ve ever worked with. Not only are they experts in the courses they teach, but the teachers also have a unique understanding about how different brains learn. I grew so much as a teacher.
Kevin Tierney, Graduate
Our Guiding Principle
We believe that teacher trainees who are immersed in the classroom under the guidance of a master teacher are better prepared to step into a classroom. Graduate students experience all hands-on aspects of everyday teaching - mentor/mentee collaboration, curriculum/lesson design, teaching principles, behavior management, classroom design, professional portfolios, parent conferences, formal and informal student assessments.
Graduate interns take courses at Carroll and Lesley, in such topics as:
- Contemporary Perspectives in Special Education
- Classroom Management & Behavior Support
- Reading & Writing for Diverse Learners
- Math, Science, Social Studies, ELA
- Assistive Technology
- Assessment in Special Education
- And more
The Angela Wilkins Fellowship for Teachers of Color
In an effort to address the greatest need of each child, we recognize that diversity and inclusivity are essential to a child’s learning experience. As are great teachers. That's why we've established The Angela Wilkins Fellowship for Teachers of Color that will provide to two teachers of color a full scholarship for the collaborative masters degree and licensure program in Moderate Disabilities PreK-8 & 5-12 with Lesley University.
How to Apply
The application process is rolling. Applications are reviewed as they are received and decisions are made on a space available basis in 3 rounds according to this schedule:
- Round one: December 13, 2019
- Round two: February 14, 2020
- Final Deadline: April 13, 2020
Schedule a Visit
Email Haley Blacklow or call her at 781-314-9832 to schedule a visit to Carroll School.
Prepare for Your Visit
Prior to your visit, please email us the following:
- Current resume
- Unofficial college transcript
Complete the Application
Prepare and/or complete the following materials:
Send completed application and supporting materials to:
Attn: Haley Blacklow
1841 Trapelo Road
Waltham, MA 02451
Our Admission Committee will review each application and notify applicants of acceptance into the program.