As a secondary school education major, you’ll learn how to instill the knowledge and confidence students in grades 8–12 need to transition into one of the most important stages of their lives.
You probably have a mentor. Someone who pointed out your strengths, pushed your limits, and helped you discover the person you want to be. At Lesley, you’ll learn how to become that inspiration for high school and middle school students in grades 8–12.
Our faculty are practicing teachers with a pulse on the latest developments in the field. From their example, you’ll learn models for teaching that foster creativity while supporting students with diverse learning styles and needs.
While studying in Cambridge—an epicenter of education—you’ll put your knowledge into action in a range of suburban and urban classroom settings throughout Greater Boston.
None of your classroom experiences will be the same. Each year, you’ll push your boundaries and explore your strengths while working with different age groups and all types of learners.
As an undergraduate at Lesley University, Eleni Saridis built her teaching career through coursework and extensive classroom experience.
With our support throughout the teacher licensure process and field placement, and a network of over 55,000 fellow Lesley educators worldwide, you’ll have all the career resources you need to become the teacher you’ve always wanted to be.
“Right away, I was in the classroom, engaging with students and beginning to develop myself as an educator.”
- Roxanne Griffin ’13
Lesley graduates have a reputation for being confident and equipped educators from day one. With a Lesley education, you’ll be one of the most sought-after teachers in New England and beyond.
Become a content guru through a second required major in the liberal arts coupled with our general core curriculum. Then, tailor your program to meet your goals and passions through optional specializations, minors, and more.
We’re committed to cultivating tomorrow’s teachers while remaining one of the most affordable private universities in New England, which is why we offer exclusive scholarships for education majors and comprehensive need-based financial aid packages.
Early Childhood Education
Middle School Education
Minors and Specializations
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Education Dual Degrees
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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.