Prepare to teach and inspire young children, both English speakers and English learners.
In this teacher residency program, you'll work toward a master's degree and a Massachusetts initial early childhood license to become qualified to teach students in grades PreK–2. At the same time, you'll prepare to add your English as a Second Language (ESL) teaching license.
Spend a year student teaching full time in Somerville, Massachusetts—an urban district with 5,000 students—while taking coursework at the school site, online, and on Lesley's Cambridge campus. You'll have experiences in culturally and linguistically diverse PreK-2 classrooms while working with ESL, sheltered English immersion, or bilingual learners.
Dive into early childhood courses on topics such as literacy learning and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math), as well as assessment and anti-bias education. You'll also take courses in language acquisition, Sheltered English Instruction, and linguistics to gain the skills needed to teach English Language Learners. Emerge from this yearlong program a skilled, dedicated, and caring teacher, ready to educate all students in inclusive classrooms.
Start this June.
Start this program in June 2019 and complete it in just over one year. Contact a graduate admissions counselor for more information: 617.349.8300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.