Inspire children’s love of learning.
Teaching is your calling. You have a passion for working with young children, instilling a love of learning, and building a foundation of skills.
Start by becoming well-versed in a range of subjects, from language arts and literature to mathematics and science. Discover innovative teaching strategies that engage children in grades 1–6. And develop a deep understanding and empathy for the diverse social and emotional needs of your students.
You’ll pursue your calling in classrooms here in Massachusetts — home to the top-ranked school systems. Starting freshman year, you'll be mentored by current leaders in the field and hone your abilities to work with a range of age groups and types of learners in urban and suburban settings.
With coaching from Lesley’s expert faculty, you’ll discover how to make learning accessible and engaging for all students. Gain skills that set you apart, such as working with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics), English language learners, and adaptive technology. Tap into our 100+ years of experience preparing new teachers for the rewards and challenges of the classroom.
Blaze trails like our graduates who transform lives and communities. Grow into a career as a teacher, principal, special educator, community center director, or publisher. Join the largest network of educators in New England, with more than 4,500 Lesley education graduates in the last five years alone. Become one of our amazing education alumni, who include Teachers of the Year and a MacArthur “Genius” Fellow.
Gain an initial teaching license
The elementary education major leads to initial licensure as an elementary teacher, grades 1–6. You’ll be well qualified to serve as a teacher in public and private elementary schools. Learn more about licensure.