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. With our reimagined general education curriculum, you’ll take courses from across different disciplines, connect your learning to the world around you, and graduate ready to work on the most pressing social issues of our time.
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 blaze a trail as a leader and teacher in the world of education as your grow into your career as an educator, principal, special educator, community center director, or publisher. And as a Lesley graduate, you'll 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 MacArthur “Genius” Fellows.
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 hands-on guidance and support from our expert faculty and mentoring practitioners in the schools, you’ll be immersed in diverse public and private schools in Cambridge, Boston, and surrounding towns including private schools such as the Lesley Ellis School in Arlington, and the public schools in Belmont, Watertown, and Medford.
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.
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.