Broaden children’s learning horizons.
In this era of innovation, teachers play a crucial role in helping students become critical thinkers and problem solvers. This program is designed to show you how to inspire students with diverse skills and backgrounds, use research-based practices and current technologies, and gain content knowledge that aligns with the Massachusetts Professional Standards for Teachers.
You'll explore best practices in elementary subject areas, curriculum development, literacy, and teaching equitably to all students. Develop strategies for leading a classroom with confidence and creativity. And as you move through your program, we'll encourage you to engage in the self-reflection and inquiry that will allow you to grow throughout your career.
You and your faculty will co-construct your education to master the foundations of your discipline and the skills you need to become a great teacher and teacher-leader. The program also features two student teaching experiences (teacher residencies fulfill this requirement at the residency site), so you’ll build relationships with schools and immerse yourself in combining theory and practice. Ongoing feedback allows you to grow as a teacher.
At the end of your program, you’ll be ready for a rewarding career in the 21st century classroom. Employers in Massachusetts prefer to hire Lesley graduates, saying that they are best prepared to enter the classroom on day one. Come study at New England's premier university for teacher preparation, and join the thousands of Lesley graduates making an impact all over the world.