Teaching is your calling—pursue it. Our elementary education program will help you to cultivate the creativity, knowledge, and real-world experience needed to lead grade 1–6 classrooms.
You have a passion for working with young children, instilling a love of learning, and exploring topics from nature, math, reading, and beyond. At Lesley, you'll develop your creativity as you pursue innovative teaching methods that make learning engaging for all students in grades 1–6.
With a network of 55,000 education alumni, Lesley is the largest and most respected provider of teacher education in New England.
It’s here in Massachusetts—home to the top-ranked school systems—that you’ll pursue your calling in real classrooms. Starting freshman year, you'll be mentored by current leaders in the field and hone your abilities to work with range of age groups and types of learners in urban and suburban settings.
With 100+ years of experience preparing new teachers for the evolving rewards and challenges of the classroom, we’re known as the most respected provider of teacher education in New England.
Under the mentorship of innovative educators and expert career advisors, you’ll be guided throughout your transition from student to teacher while gaining skills that set you apart in the field, such as working with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics), English language learners, and adaptive technology.
"I want to make sure that everybody hasequal access to a fantastic education."
- Rosie Heller ’16
As an elementary teacher you'll engage your students in a wide range of subjects, from language arts and literature to mathematics and science. Build your knowledge base through our general core curriculum, and then tailor your program to match your passions.
Your education is a valuable investment, and we’re committed to ensuring that it’s affordable. Education majors at Lesley are eligible for exclusive scholarships as well as comprehensive need-based financial aid packages.
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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.