Be more than a teacher—be a mentor.
You probably have a mentor. Someone who pointed out your strengths, pushed your limits, and cheered you on. At Lesley, you’ll learn how to become that inspiration for high school and middle school students.
As a secondary education major, you’ll challenge your boundaries and explore your strengths while working with different age groups and all types of learners. Expand your content knowledge and build confidence in your teaching skills.
You'll blaze a trail as a leader and teacher in the world of education as your grow into your career as an educator, principal, special educator, community center director, or publisher. And as a Lesley graduate, you'll join the largest network of educators in New England, with more than 4,500 Lesley education graduates in the last five years alone. Become one of our amazing education alumni, who include Teachers of the Year and MacArthur “Genius” Fellows.
Take a hands-on approach to learning. While studying in Cambridge—an epicenter of education—you’ll put your knowledge into action in a range of suburban and urban classrooms throughout Greater Boston. With hands-on guidance and support from our expert faculty and mentoring practitioners in the schools, you’ll be immersed in diverse public and private schools in Cambridge, Boston, and surrounding towns including private schools such as the Lesley Ellis School in Arlington, and the public schools in Belmont, Watertown, and Medford.
You’ll be guided by our faculty—practicing teachers with a pulse on the latest developments in the field. From their example, you’ll learn models for teaching that foster creativity while supporting students in grades 8–12 and 5–8 with diverse learning styles and needs. Become a content expert in English, history, math, or political science.
Receive unmatched coaching and connections. With our support throughout the teacher licensure process and field placement, you’ll have all the career resources you need to become the teacher you’ve always wanted to be.
Lesley graduates have a reputation for being confident and equipped educators from day one. With a Lesley education, you’ll be one of the most sought-after teachers in New England and beyond.
Gain an initial teaching license
Our secondary education major leads to initial licensure as a secondary teacher, grades 8–12, with an option to apply for licensure in grades 5–8. Learn more about licensure.