Teach both English speakers and those who speak English as a second language.
Classrooms are becoming more and more diverse. If you would like to teach elementary school children with a variety of cultures, languages, and backgrounds, this program will prepare you well for this high-need area.
In this teacher residency, you’ll start in summer and spend just over a year as a full-time participant immersed in the life of an urban Boston-area school. At the same time, you'll take online and face-to-face coursework. Some courses will take place at the school site, resulting in cost savings. You’ll gain a year’s worth of deep experience in how to teach in a bilingual or multilingual elementary classroom.
Your program courses will cover elementary subject areas, curriculum development, literacy, English as a Second Language, and teaching students with diverse needs. The importance of equity and social justice is woven throughout your study. You and your faculty will work together to co-construct new knowledge and practices, and through self-reflection and examination of multiple perspectives, you'll emerge as an effective and compassionate educator.
Complete this program with a master's degree and a Massachusetts Initial license in Elementary Education (1-6), ready to pursue a sought-after ESL license on your own.
Come study with dedicated faculty at the place that educates more teachers than anywhere else in New England. You'll benefit from the reputation of a school with exceptional programs, where school principals prefer to hire Lesley graduates and believe they're the most prepared for the classroom. (Source: Radius Global Market Research, 2017)
And the Cambridge/Boston area couldn't be a better place to experience a broad, dynamic range of languages, cultures, and backgrounds.