Our early childhood education program prepares you to teach children in preschool through second grade, so you can inspire a love of learning in the youngest of students.
Tap into children's innate playfulness and creativity as you discover cutting-edge approaches to teaching PreK through second grade students in their earliest stages of learning and development.
At Lesley, you'll explore a wide range of topics, including the Reggio Emilia method of education—an innovative model that emphasizes interactive, arts-infused learning based on children's interests.
While studying in Cambridge—an education epicenter—you’ll be guided by faculty who are at the forefront of innovation. From them you’ll learn how to integrate the arts into your teaching in ways that promote playfulness, creativity, and understanding.
Lesley early childhood education faculty partner with Boston Public Schools to drive changes to the standard curriculum.
Beginning freshman year, you’ll put theory into practice in urban and suburban classroom settings in Greater Boston.
“Working in a classroom as a freshman and sophomore allowed me to make a decision if this career was the right path for me."
-Veronica Halen ’14
With 4 years of classroom time, you’ll have more opportunities than most to be mentored by current teachers, discover your strengths, and master skills that principals and superintendents value, such as classroom management and empowering those with diverse challenges and needs.
Our 55,000 education alumni carry on our 100-year legacy of innovation and excellence in the field. Backed by their reputation, as well as coaching from our expert career advisors and extensive connections to school systems in New England and beyond, you’ll have the support network you need to become the teacher you want to be.
Our general core curriculum is designed to provide you with the foundation you need to be successful. You’ll also choose a required second major in the liberal arts that speaks to you. You can further personalize your program by adding optional specializations, minors, and more.
Benefit from low tuition rates that make us one of the most affordable private universities in New England, exclusive scholarships for education majors, and comprehensive need-based financial aid packages.
Early Childhood Education
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Massachusetts is home to the nation's highest performing schools. As a Lesley student, you'll have unprecedented access to some of the most coveted student-teaching experiences in the U.S.
Transition seamlessly into our Graduate School of Education, whose nationally recognized programs set the standard for creativity and innovation in education.