Help high school students prepare for college, careers, and life.
Designed for career changers and others, this program will provide you with a license to teach high school in one of eight content areas* without having to complete a full master's degree program.
Starting with a foundation in adolescent development, you'll develop ways to champion change for students with varied abilities and needs. Explore ways to promote literacy, and support English language learners. Study current research on adolescence and high schools, and learn how to to integrate theory and practice. Discover how project-based learning empowers students to ask big questions and work together collaboratively.
Throughout this equity-infused program, you'll bring creativity and self-reflection to all you do, working with your faculty to co-construct new knowledge and practices. At the end of your program, you can practice your newfound skills in a high school classroom through an immersive student teaching experience.
Once you've met the requirements, you'll be endorsed for a license from the university that educates more teachers than anyone else in New England. In fact, more than 4,500 people have earned a teaching degree here in just the last five years. You'll emerge knowing that you have the skills you need to land the career you're passionate about. That's because employers in Massachusetts prefer to hire Lesley graduates, saying that they are best prepared to enter the classroom on day one.
*This program prepares you for licensure in one of 8 content areas:
- Biology (8–12)
- Chemistry (8–12)
- Earth and Space Science (8–12)
- English (5–12)
- History (5–12)
- Mathematics (8–12)
- Physics (8–12)
- Social Sciences (5–12)
Please note that English, History, and Social Sciences licenses span grades 5-12, as of July 2019.