Teach culturally and linguistically diverse learners.
In this program, you'll learn the best ways to teach PreK-12 students who are new to the culture, language, and content of schools in the United States. You'll develop an appreciation of the unique identities of all children. You'll also discover research-based best practices for helping emergent bilinguals—English language learners—take part in the classroom through listening and speaking, reading and writing, and the arts. Take courses on first and second language acquisition, bilingualism and biliteracy, and more.
Become a valued member of a diverse school community at Lesley. Learn to teach engaging arts-integrated lessons that lead to increased student achievement and understand how to tell the difference between language differences and learning disabilities. You'll also learn to work with families to foster a climate of and commitment to social justice and equity.
Take classes on our Cambridge campus or at an off-campus location, and get feedback from faculty with expertise in the field. Complete a student-teaching experience in a Massachusetts school, and graduate with a master's degree and an initial license in English as a Second Language at either the PreK-6 or 5-12 grade level.