Teach students to use, create, and communicate with digital resources.
To succeed in modern society, middle and high school students will need to know how to use, assess, and work with technology—that is, to acquire digital literacy. To answer questions like: What's the best device for this situation? Is this a software or a hardware problem, and how do I solve it? How can I use technology to help clean up the environment? To cure a disease?
This initial licensure program covers the principles of computer science, digital computing, makerspace activities, and programming for grades 5–12. It prepares you to teach all students to be collaborative problem solvers and to understand the relationship between computing and society. To use digital tools and research. To become familiar with systems and to use computational thinking. And to pursue the computer science and related careers 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 ignite student curiosity and engagement through hands-on experiences such as coding, robotics, and gaming. You'll learn how to help students learn to use high- and low-tech tools to make creative ideas tangible. And at Lesley, we incorporate equity and social justice issues into all of our courses. Some coursework will be delivered online.
If you are an aspiring or current teacher wishing to enhance or learn computer science skills and teach middle or high school students, this program will give you the opportunity to earn a master’s degree and a license in Digital Literacy and Computer Science (DLCS) for grades 5-12, a new Massachusetts license area.
We also offer a license-only program in Digital Literacy and Computer Science.