In this field-based Masters in Education program, apply your knowledge directly to a classroom for a full academic year, and earn your Initial license to teach (leading to Massachusetts Initial Licensure).
The following programs are available to students who qualify for admission to a teacher residency program through the Collaborative Internship Program. All programs are approved for Initial licensure by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. See each participating school's website for application information, or contact Lesley Graduate Admissions at 617.349.8300.
Our Master of Education in Early Childhood (PreK-2) program is designed to prepare professionals who have a sound understanding of children's development. It consists of courses that emphasize inclusion of all children with and without disabilities, and prepares teachers who can translate their knowledge into effective classroom practices.
The Master of Education in Elementary Education (1-6) program is designed for students with undergraduate degrees in the liberal arts and sciences, to help them develop the professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions they will need to respond effectively to children in elementary school.
This Master of Education in Middle School (5-8) program incorporates innovative approaches to middle school structure and emphasizes the importance of creating appropriate school environments, curricula, and classroom teaching strategies.
Our Master of Education in High School (8-12) program features instruction in the subject areas as well as in adolescent development, assessment, learning communities, literacy, teaching English language learners, educational technology, literacy for diverse learners, and more.
Each participating school has its own program course sequence. View Participating Schools page to see what the High School program typically looks like at the schools that offer this program.
The Master of Education in Moderate Disabilities (PreK-8 or 5-12) programs seek to educate reflective practitioners who develop age-appropriate strategies for educating students with disabilities in the least restrictive environment.
In the Master of Education in Severe Disabilities (All Levels) program, coursework addresses topics associated with intellectual and developmental disabilities and emphasizes meeting the academic, social and emotional needs of children and young adults with severe special needs, including many unique, low-incidence disabilities. Although not a prerequisite, this program is recommended for professionals with at least one year of related experience.
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Terris King, Collaborative Program Intern, discusses the advantages of the Collaborative program.