Turn your passion into positive learning experiences for students.
This license-only 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 classroom experience needed to earn your license, and graduate prepared to provide middle school students with the tools to become successful lifelong learners. Employers in Massachusetts prefer to hire Lesley graduates, saying that they are best prepared to enter the classroom on day one.
At Lesley, examine ways to design curriculum and learning environments and implement classroom management strategies. Begin to understand adolescent development from physical, cultural, and psychological perspectives. Apply theory to your own authentic experiences, and develop an appreciation of how schools can best serve the needs of this unique age group.
In this program, investigate methods for closing the achievement gap in middle school classrooms. Explore tools for supporting students with special needs and ways to assess student success. Develop a teaching style that promotes creativity and encourages all students to have a voice. And through student teaching, get out into real middle school classrooms, where you’ll have the chance to flex and refine your skills.
Do all of this while furthering your passion and expertise in the content area of your choice. Select one of seven tracks, all leading to middle school education initial teacher licensure:
- English (5–8)
- General Science (5–8)
- History (5–8)
- Humanities (5–8)
- Mathematics (5–8)
- Mathematics/Science (5–8)
- Political Science/Political Philosophy (5–8)