Turn your passion into positive learning experiences for students.
This program is designed for career changers and others who want to teach but may not need to complete a full master’s degree. Gain the skills needed to earn your license, and emerge prepared to inspire middle school students to become successful lifelong learners.
You'll examine ways to design curriculum and learning environments and implement classroom management strategies. Explore adolescent development from physical, cultural, and psychological perspectives. Learn how schools can best serve the needs of this unique age group.
You'll investigate how social justice and equity can inform ways of closing the achievement gap and supporting students with special needs. Explore multiple perspectives that will lead to greater cultural awareness. And through student teaching, you'll get into real middle school classrooms, where you’ll have the chance to refine your skills.
Come study with dedicated faculty at the place that educates more teachers than any other place 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)
Select one of the following seven tracks, all leading to middle school education 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)