Learn how to effect academic and social successes for this dynamic age group. Choose one of seven content areas.
Acquire skills for age-based student achievement and classroom management, as you prepare to identify, plan, and facilitate inquiry and problem-solving for your future classroom. In this Master's program, you will encounter current research and theory on adolescence, engage actively with current educational technologies, conduct action research, and learn to think critically about the contemporary middle school. Take one of the following content areas:
English (see below)*General ScienceHistoryHumanitiesMathematicsMathematics/SciencePolitical Science/Political Philosophy
*We also offer a dual licensure program: Middle School English and Specialist Teacher of Reading (All Levels)
This course is designed to provide pre-service and in-service educators with the knowledge, skills, and strategies fundamental to the best practices of inclusive education in secondary schools. Students will study and learn what to teach, how to teach all students, how students with special needs learn, and how to assess in what ways students learn. Course goals will be accomplished through the reading of pedagogical works, modeling by the instructor, direct instruction, class activities, the completion of both formal and informal writing assignments, and the design and execution of a unit plan, lesson plans, and a teaching lesson.
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Lesley offers some of its programs in an off-campus cohort model, where students go through the program together in an intensive weekend format (one weekend a month). For more information, contact Debbie Mosher. Read more about off-campus programs.
Linda Mensing-Triplett is program director of the Middle and High School Master's programs at Lesley. She brings to the position experience in educational technology, child psychology, assessment, and teaching students with severe special needs.