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Masters 28 Programs

Master of Education

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Bring your artistic skills to the classroom. Teach PreK-8 or 5-12 students how to think and learn through the creative process. Continue to develop your own work while discovering the latest in classroom practices, research, and art education.
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Transform your love of the arts into a career in a nonprofit, hospital, museum, school, or other institution. In this dynamic program, you gain the tools to effect change in the community through art—and become a better artist at the same time.
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In this master's program, learn skills that will engage students in computer science skills and concepts.
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Teacher Residency
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Teacher Residency
Prepare to nurture the social, emotional, and intellectual development of PreK-2 children. Explore teaching methods that will help you inspire in your students a lifelong love of learning. Gain rich experience and prepare for a rewarding career.
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Teacher Residency
This one-year residency in a Somerville school prepares you to teach in early childhood classrooms with diverse language learners. Courses are offered at the school site and on Lesley's Cambridge campus.
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Teacher Residency
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Play a vital role in helping grade 1–6 students become critical thinkers who will thrive in an era of change. Explore ways to support children with varied abilities, and emerge from your studies with the skills you need to succeed as a teacher.
Explore current educational practices, curriculum theory and development, and equity in education. Get a firm foundation in curriculum and instruction; content areas such as arts, science, mathematics, technology; and ELL, math, and literacy.
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Help students in grades 1–6 become critical thinkers who will thrive in an era of change. Learn how to teach children who do not speak English as a first language. Emerge from your studies with the skills you need to succeed as a teacher.
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Teacher Residency
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Teacher Residency
Expand your content knowledge while gaining strategies for engaging students and preparing them for college and careers. Choose from English, history, math, biology, chemistry, earth and space science, physics, or social sciences, and become a highly effective licensed educator.
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Teacher Residency
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Teacher Residency
Be a teacher who can effectively teach students with moderate learning disabilities in both special education and inclusive classrooms. Study instruction, current issues and laws, and how to provide all students with full access to learning.
This dual-license master’s program prepares you to work with students with both moderate and severe disabilities in school, clinical, and other settings. Fulfill your goal of being a dedicated special education teacher.
Fulfill your goal of being a dedicated special education teacher. This dual-license master’s program prepares you to work with PreK–8 students with a range of moderate and severe disabilities in school, clinical, and other settings.
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Teacher Residency
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Teacher Residency
Become a teacher who can educate students with moderate learning disabilities. Prepare to teach in special education and inclusive classrooms. Study instruction, current issues and laws, and how to provide all students with full access to learning.
Fulfill your goal of being an effective special education teacher. This dual-license master’s program prepares you to work with PreK through high school students in school, clinical, and other settings.
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Teacher Residency
Prepare to educate and encourage students with severe disabilities. Make a meaningful difference for those with complex learning needs by providing access to curriculum, behavior support, skills development, and quality of life options.
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Teacher Residency
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Teacher Residency
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Design an advanced degree based on your professional and personal goals. Pursue a specialization or choose a variety of courses from across the university, and take a combination of face-to-face and online courses.
Develop skills in PreK-2 environments, materials, provocations, documentation, family engagement, citizenship, and the vision of the capable, curious young child through the example of the schools in Reggio Emilia, Italy.
Create arts-infused curriculum to strengthen student learning. Gain a foundation in the newest research on arts-informed teaching approaches. And prepare to use the arts to engage students with diverse learning styles and needs.
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Deepen your understanding of literacy, and learn innovative ways to incorporate reading and writing to help all students communicate effectively. Coursework includes topics like content literacy, literature, assessment, struggling learners, and more.
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Combine in-depth study of grades 1-8 mathematics content with classroom strategies to help you develop effective teaching methods. Topics include statistics, geometry, algebra, calculus, assessment, meeting diverse student needs, and more.
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Teacher Residency
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Teacher Residency
Learn the vital skills needed to teach middle school students English, general science, history, humanities, math/science, math, or social sciences.
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Make a real difference in students’ lives by turning your passion for literacy into career as a school or district reading specialist. In this highly-regarded program, you’ll gain expertise you can apply to a variety of settings and roles.
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This interactive program allows those responsible for elementary or middle school science to expand their knowledge of content, assessment, and classroom strategies. Take courses in STEM, earth and space science, mechanics, chemistry, and more.
Design a master’s program in special education tailored to your unique professional goals. Centered on a chosen concentration area, this non-licensure program is for those who already have or do not need a special education license.
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Prepare to effectively teach English to speakers of other languages. Gain an Initial Massachusetts license in English as a Second Language (ESL), and prepare for a rewarding career.

Master of Arts

Train to excel as a counselor in diverse primary and secondary school environments. Learn to work with children and collaborate with a wide range of individuals, including parents, teachers, administrators, and community members.
Work in school settings with children and adolescents, as well as their families, to help them reach academic and personal goals. In this 48-credit program, become eligible for licensure as a Massachusetts school counselor for grades PreK-8 or 5–12.
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Gain the expertise you need to promote engagement and understanding across cultures and groups of people within higher education settings.

License Only 12 Programs

License Only

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If you have an advanced art degree and need only a Massachusetts teaching license, this program will enable you to help PreK-8 or 5-12 students think and learn through the creative process. Develop your own work while discovering the latest in classroom practices, educational equity, assessment, and art education.
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In this license-only program, learn skills that will engage grade 5-12 students in computer science skills and concepts.
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Play a key role in helping students become critical 21st century thinkers. Designed for career changers and others who do not need a master’s degree, this license-only program is a perfect way to prepare for teaching without taking a full program.
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Gain valuable skills and credentials for teaching English language learners (ELLs). This license-only program gives you new career opportunities and the ability to help students make significant strides.
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Gain valuable skills and credentials for teaching English language learners (ELLs). This license-only program gives you new career opportunities and the ability to help students make significant strides.
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A program for career changers and others who would like a high school teaching license but do not require a Master's degree. Teach English, history, math, biology, chemistry, earth and space science, physics, or social sciences. Expand your content knowledge while gaining strategies for engaging students and preparing them for college and careers.
Learn to teach students with moderate learning disabilities in both special education and inclusive classrooms. If you have an appropriate classroom license and don’t need a master’s degree, this license-only program may be right for you.
Prepare to teach and inspire students with moderate learning disabilities in PreK–8 special education and inclusive classrooms. If you have an appropriate classroom license and don’t need a master’s degree, this license-only program is for you.
Make a difference in the lives of students with complex learning needs by providing behavior support, skill development, and access to education. If you have an appropriate initial license and don’t need a master’s degree, this program is for you.
Prepare to provide informed educational technology coaching and mentoring to your school community.
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Turn your area of expertise into a rewarding career teaching middle school students English, general science, history, humanities, math/science, math, or social sciences. Learn about adolescent development, designing appropriate curriculum and learning environments, and classroom management strategies.
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Positively impact students’ lives as a school or district reading specialist. If you have a master’s degree and an appropriate teaching license, you can get your reading specialist license and move your initial license to the professional level.