Help students gain the skills they need to understand, use, and create technology.
To be a fully participating member of today's society, middle and high school students need to acquire digital literacy—that is, the ability to use, assess, and work with technology. This initial licensure program will give you the tools and skills to teach all students to become digitally literate. It covers principles of computer science, digital computing, and programming for grades 5–12.
It prepares you to teach all students to understand the relationship between computing and society. To use digital tools and for research and collaboration. To become familiar with systems and to use computational thinking. And to prepare for computer science and other innovative jobs of the future.
Develop practical curriculum ideas and new teaching strategies, put them into practice through student teaching experience, and receive feedback from your supervising teachers and faculty. You'll be ready to foster student curiosity and mastery of skills through hands-on experiences such as coding, robotics, and gaming. You'll also help them to learn to use high- and low-tech tools to make creative ideas tangible. And at Lesley, we value and incorporate social justice and equity into all of our courses. Some coursework will be delivered online.
If you are an aspiring or current teacher who does not need a Master's degree but would like to enhance or learn computer science skills and teach middle or high school students, this program will give you a license in Digital Literacy and Computer Science for grades 5-12, a new Massachusetts license area.
We also offer a Master of Education in Digital Literacy and Computer Science.