Education

Elementary Education

License-Only, Initial Licensure (1-6) Program

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. Learn about inclusive schooling, literature and literacy, and elementary subject areas. Explore how to support all students using research-based practices and current technologies. When you finish, you’ll be more than ready for the 21st-century classroom. In fact, employers in Massachusetts prefer to hire Lesley graduates, saying that they are best prepared to enter the classroom on day one. 

At Lesley, you’ll get the knowledge and preparation you need to become a great teacher.

Broaden your knowledge of elementary topics from literature to science and social studies. Explore ways to teach English language learners, and strategies for student-centered learning. Build relationships with schools through in-depth field experiences. And 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.

Program Structure

Full-time or part-time on-campus program

34 Credits
Gain Skills and Expertise
Our license-only elementary education program prepares you to:
$78,100
Average salary for teachers in Massachusetts according to the National Education Association.
#1
Superintendents and other hiring managers across Massachusetts prefer to hire Lesley graduates, reporting that they are best prepared to enter the classroom on day one. (Source: Radius Global Market Research)
Top Schools
Massachusetts ranks as the best state to be a teacher, with some of the highest performing schools and best salaries in the country according to US News.
John Pabian
Elementary Education
Dr. Michael Pabian
Mike, an assistant professor, brings to Lesley over 35 years of experience in public school teaching, coaching, and administration. His education courses reflect a synthesis of theory and practice. He has also taught "Baseball and the American Experience," an examination of issues such as culture, race, identity, economics, and the media as informed by the study of baseball. A lifelong learner, he recently completed his PhD in Educational Studies at Lesley.
The degree employers are looking for
Lesley graduates go on to rewarding careers in public and private schools, charter schools, and beyond. That's because our programs are ranked #1 for preparing teachers with the skills Massachusetts employers are seeking, including:
Graduate Elementary Education Programs

Faculty

Total approximate cost for this license only program. Tuition and fees are for the 2018–2019 academic year.
Elementary Education
  • Tuition
    On-Campus Tuition $840/credit x 28
    $23,520
    Online Tuition $650/credit x 6
    $3,900
  • Fees
    Field Experience Fee
    $500
    Registration Fees
    $240
    Map ePortfolio Fee
    $150
    Activity Fees
    $150
    Materials Fee
    $80
    Technology Fees
    $60
    Practicum Fee
    $35
  • Total
Estimated Cost

The per credit tuition rate listed above is for students who have matriculated on or after May 14, 2018.

Review all graduate tuition and fees, and what they cover.

Tuition and fees are subject to change each year, effective June 1.

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Your degree is an investment, and we're committed to ensuring its value. That's why we offer the best teacher education in Massachusetts, at competitive tuition rates.
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