Make a difference in the lives of English language learners.
Today’s student bodies are linguistically diverse, with English language learners in three out of every four classrooms. With a license in English as a Second Language, you’ll prepare to teach effectively in multilingual classrooms. You’ll increase your marketability in this high-need area. And you’ll gain an edge as a culturally competent teacher who can put learning and language into context.
You'll apply what you've learned in diverse classroom settings through your student teaching experience. Throughout every step of your experience, you’ll receive personalized attention and feedback from faculty who are experienced practitioners, engaged in work at the intersection of policy and practice, and members of professional literacy organizations.
At the end of your program, you’ll be prepared for a rewarding career in the 21st century classroom. Come study at the place that educates more teachers than anyone else in New England. You'll benefit from the reputation of a school with exceptional programs in Massachusetts, where school principals prefer to hire Lesley graduates and believe they're the most prepared for the classroom. (Source: Radius Global Market Research, 2017)