Education

Elementary Education (1-6) & Creative Arts in Learning: Initial Teacher License

Master of Education (M.Ed.), on-campus or teacher residency program

Use creativity and the arts to inspire learning.

Studies show that arts have a positive effect on student learning across the curriculum. This program gives you the tools to integrate music, drama, and the visual arts into the elementary classroom, providing new and varied paths to success for all students. Expand your own creativity and explore the role the arts play in the learning process. Finish your program equipped with what you need to inspire your students to love learning.

Take courses in arts education, elementary subject areas, curriculum development, literacy, and how to teach to students of all abilities. An arts elective course allows you to study an area of personal interest, such as drama, environmental arts, or poetry. Learn with faculty committed to creativity and student-centered teaching and learning. End your program more than prepared to create your own vibrant, arts-rich classroom.

Program Structure

Full-time or part-time on-campus or accelerated teacher residency program

42-46 credits
3 graduate students in a classroom doing a project
On-Campus Option

Take intimate, face-to-face classes on our Cambridge campus and receive personalized attention and feedback from faculty who are experienced practitioners. Complete a semester-long student-teaching experience in a Massachusetts school, and graduate after approximately two years.

teacher and student doing crafts
Yearlong Teacher Residency Option

Finish your degree in just over a year—with double the teaching experience and at a reduced cost—as an intern in a participating public or independent school. In this program format, you take part full time in the life of the school, and take classes both at the K–12 school site and on Lesley’s campus.

Outcomes
Our elementary master’s degree program prepares you to:
teacher doing art and crafts with a student

Student Teaching

Student teaching, a requirement of all Initial licensure programs, is an opportunity to apply new skills to an active classroom environment and receive feedback from your supervising teachers and faculty. All placements are in an appropriate Massachusetts school, and are set up through our field placement office.

Faculty Bio
Dr. Michael Kemeh
Before coming to Lesley, Michael, also known as Shabaash, taught in British secondary schools and colleges and at the University of Ghana, where he coordinated theater for development outreach projects connected with issues regarding health, adult literacy, teen pregnancy, and women’s socio-economic improvement. He loves sharing expertise in integrating drama into the classroom, and “theater for development” for education and other causes.
Careers
Where our graduates work
Lesley students go on to rewarding careers in a range of settings throughout Massachusetts
and New England, including:

• Public school districts
• Charter schools
• Independent schools
• Private schools

Faculty

Program Cost Description
Total approximate cost for this master's degree program.
Elementary Education (1-6) & Creative Arts in Learning: Initial Teacher License
  • Tuition
    On-Campus Tuition $975/credit x 37
    $36,075
    Online Tuition $625/credit x 9
    $5,625
  • Fees
    Field Experience Fee
    $500
    Registration Fee
    $240
    Map ePortfolio Fee
    $150
    Activity Fee
    $120
    Materials Fee
    $110
    Technology Fee
    $90
    Degree Completion Fee
    $75
    Practicum Fee
    $35
  • Total
Estimated Cost

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Tuition and fees are subject to change each year, effective June 1.

Teacher Residency

Teacher Residency pricing varies from school to school. Contact Graduate Admissions for pricing information at 888.LESLEY.U / 617.349.8300 or luadmissions@lesley.edu.

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Total approximate cost for this master's degree program. Tuition and fees are for the 2017-2018 academic year.
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