Be a positive force in middle school students' lives.
In our middle school education program, you’ll study adolescent development from physical, cultural, and psychological perspectives. Examine learning through a social justice lens as you learn how schools can best serve the needs of this unique age group. Learn how to design curriculum and learning environments and use effective classroom management strategies.
You’ll explore project-based methods for making learning meaningful. Investigate ways to close the achievement gap. Explore tools for supporting students with disabilities and ways to assess student success. Through student teaching, you’ll have the chance to refine your skills in real classrooms. You'll graduate knowing that you have the degree 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.
Select one of seven tracks, all leading to Initial teacher licensure. Please note that English, History, and Social Sciences licenses span grades 5-12, as of July, 2019.
- English (5–12)
- General Science (5–8)
- History (5–12)
- Humanities (5–8)
- Mathematics (5–8)
- Mathematics/Science (5–8)
- Social Sciences (5–12)