Help high school students prepare for college, careers, and life.
For career changers and others, this program will provide you with a license to teach high school without having to take a full master's degree program. Starting with a foundation in adolescent development, you'll learn how contemporary high schools can better serve emerging adults. Develop a toolbox that helps you to champion change for a range of students with varied abilities and needs. Explore ways to promote literacy, support English language learners, and integrate technology into your classroom. Delve into current research and theory on adolescence and high schools.
At Lesley, you’ll prepare to effect positive change, both in today's high schools and in the minds of your students.
Throughout your studies, learn to bring creativity to the forefront of all you do. Discover how to encourage project-based learning that empowers students to ask big questions and work together in a spirit of collaboration. And at the end of your program, practice your newfound skills in a high school classroom. You'll graduate ready for a rewarding career in the 21st century high school classroom. In fact, 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 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.