Teach middle and high school students to use, create, and learn with digital resources.
In this technology-dependent world, young people need more than ever to be digitally literate. If you are an aspiring or current middle or high school teacher wishing to become a school or district technology expert, this program will help you reach your goal. You'll learn how to teach students to understand the critical fundamentals of technology and engage them with coding, robotics, and gaming. You'll discover how to prepare them to pursue the computer science and related careers of the future.
Explore digital tools and the essentials of computer science, makerspace activities, and programming. Learn to use systems and computational thinking. Discover ways to teach all students to be collaborative problem solvers, and to help them use high- and low-tech tools to make ideas tangible.
By studying here, you'll work with faculty to co-create practical curriculum ideas and new teaching strategies, put them to use through a student teaching experience (teacher residencies fulfill this requirement at the residency site), and receive actionable feedback. We're also located in Cambridge, where technology thrives.
At Lesley, we incorporate creativity, equity, and social justice issues into all our courses. And because we encourage self-reflection and exploration, you'll begin to develop a greater understanding of students with different learning styles, cultures, and languages.
Come study at New England's premier university for teacher preparation, where we educate more teachers than anyone else in New England. School principals prefer to hire Lesley graduates and believe they're the most prepared for the classroom. (Source: Radius Global Market Research, 2017)
If you don't need a master's degree, we also offer a license-only program in Digital Literacy and Computer Science.