Spark the creativity of students in the middle grades.
Remember that one teacher who inspired your passion for (insert your favorite subject)? Prepare to be that teacher.
To capture the interest and spark the imagination of learners in grades 5–8, you’ll need strategies for teaching the whole child. At Lesley, you’ll focus on the psychology of adolescence, preparing you to develop the most creative and relevant curriculum for this age group.
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 learn innovative teaching techniques from Lesley’s expert faculty. You’ll also become an authority on a specific content area by choosing a second major from the liberal arts, designed for future educators like you.
You’ll also put your new knowledge and skills to the test in Greater Boston’s middle school classrooms. These hands-on, professional experiences will begin freshman year, and are designed to build your strengths working with different age groups and all types of learners in both urban and suburban educational settings. With hands-on guidance and support from our expert faculty and mentoring practitioners in the schools, you’ll be immersed in Cambridge, Boston, and surrounding towns including in private schools such as the Lesley Ellis School in Arlington, and the public schools in Belmont, Watertown, and Medford.
You'll have the benefit of Lesley's network of education alumni when seeking student-teaching opportunities and job leads. There are more than 4,500 Lesley education graduates in the last five years alone.
You can count on our career counselors and academic advisors to guide you through your transition from student to teacher, whether you have questions about teaching licenses, field experiences, or career opportunities.
Gain an initial teaching license
Our middle school education major leads to initial licensure as a teacher of General Science, Mathematics, English, History, or Political Science/Political Philosophy in grades 5–8. You may qualify for positions involving work with middle school-aged children in a variety of middle school settings. Learn more about licensure.