Teach effectively in two languages.
Earn the credential you need to teach in local bilingual schools, an area of education experiencing shortages of qualified teachers. This 15-credit program is designed for bilingual teachers who are or plan to be working in settings where instruction is delivered in two languages—such as dual language education and transitional bilingual education. The program leads to a Massachusetts endorsement in Bilingual Education, opening up career opportunities within bilingual settings.
In this program, you'll gain a deeper understanding of the languages, cultures, and identities of linguistically diverse student populations. You'll learn research-based best practices for teaching emergent bilingual learners, as well as how to work in diverse environments to enact a commitment to social justice.
Apply the knowledge and skills you've developed through your coursework within field-based assignments in classrooms. If you're not a teacher of record in your own bilingual classroom, we'll work with you to gain early field experience in a local bilingual classroom.
Throughout your experience, you’ll receive personalized attention and feedback from faculty who are experienced practitioners engaged in work at the intersection of policy and practice, and who are members of professional literacy organizations.
Come study at the place that educates more teachers than anyone else in New England. You'll benefit from the reputation of a school with exceptional programs, where school principals prefer to hire Lesley graduates and believe they're the most prepared for the classroom. (Source: Radius Global Market Research, 2017)