Elementary with Optional ESL Preparation Lesley University

Master of Education in Elementary Education - Urban Initiative Program

Spend an experiential year teaching in a school while studying for your degree, obtaining an Elementary license, and preparing for an ESL license.

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Partnership with City Year

The Graduate School of Education's Elementary Education Urban Initiative is a proud member of City Year's City Year Alumni Career Partnerships program.

Assessing and Teaching English Language Learners

ELLs"Imagine you are an eight-year-old child whose family is newly arrived in the United States and enrolled in a public school where only English is spoken... Six months later, your teacher thinks you may have a disability and refers you to special education. He does not know you are able to read well but in your native language..."  Read the article »