Use your expertise to drive student achievement.
If you already have or do not need a master’s degree, this license-only program is the perfect way to quickly get into grade 1–6 classrooms as a licensed elementary school teacher.
In this program, you'll learn about inclusive schooling, literature and literacy, and elementary subject areas from literature to science and social studies. Explore how to support all students using research-based practices and current technologies. Investigate ways to teach English language learners, and strategies for student-centered learning. Learn experientially in our learning labs and makerspace.
In addition, you'll be able to build relationships with schools through in-depth field experiences. And through self-reflection and examination of multiple perspectives, you'll emerge as an effective and compassionate educator.
At Lesley, you'll study in small classes with faculty who are committed to culturally responsive teaching, equitable classrooms, and instruction that meets the needs of a diverse student population. And you'll draw inspiration from our location in Cambridge, home to world class institutions, arts and culture, and a diverse population. When you finish your program, you’ll be more than ready for the 21st-century classroom.
You'll earn your license from the university that educates more teachers than anywhere else in New England. In fact, more than 4,500 people have earned a teaching degree here in just the last five years.