Teach students to use, create, and communicate with digital resources.
In this technology-driven world, young people need to learn how to use and assess technology—to become digitally literate. If you are an aspiring or current middle or high school teacher wishing to enhance or learn computer science skills, this program will help you reach your goal. It leads to a Master's degree and Initial license in Digital Literacy and Computer Science for grades 5-12, and prepares you to ignite student curiosity and engagement through hands-on experiences such as coding, robotics, and gaming.
You'll learn about digital tools and the essentials of computer science, makerspace activities, and programming. You'll become familiar with systems and to use 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. You'll also be able to help your students pursue the computer science and related careers of the future.
Develop practical curriculum ideas and new teaching strategies, put them into practice through a student teaching experience, and receive feedback from your supervising teachers and faculty. And at Lesley, we incorporate creativity, equity, and social justice issues into all our courses.
Some coursework will be delivered online.