Education

Elementary Education (1–6) & English as a Second Language (PreK–6): Dual Initial Teacher Licenses

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

Teach native English speakers and English language learners.

Today’s student bodies are becoming more linguistically diverse, with English language learners in three out of four classrooms nationwide. In this streamlined program, you’ll prepare for your elementary classroom license and add to your marketability with a second license in English as a Second Language. By studying here, you’ll also gain an edge as a culturally competent teacher who can put learning and language into context.

In the elementary part of the program, you’ll gain knowledge, skills, and confidence to teach by taking courses in elementary subject areas such as literature, math, science, and social studies. You’ll also learn curriculum design and how to teach to students from a range of cultures.

The ESL part of the program covers linguistics, language, literacy and literature, and how to distinguish learning disabilities from language differences. Become prepared for the multilingual classroom with activity-based courses that meet national TESOL standards. Throughout every step of your experience, receive personalized attention and feedback from faculty who are experienced practitioners.

Program Structure

Full-time or part-time on-campus program

49-53 Credits
Outcomes
Our elementary and English as a second language master’s degree program prepares you to:

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.

Reading & Literacy
Laura Schall-Leckrone
Laura was a bilingual teacher, a Spanish teacher, and a K–12 curriculum director in urban and suburban settings before becoming a professor. Her current work focuses on preparing teachers to teach linguistically diverse youth, and she is engaged in research with high school history teachers aimed at teaching bilingual learners skills of civic engagement. She publishes and presents frequently on ESL and TESOL subjects.
Careers
Where our graduates work
Lesley students go on to rewarding careers in a range of settings throughout Massachusetts and New England, including:

Faculty

Program Cost Description
Total approximate cost for this master's degree program.
Elementary Education (1–6) & English as a Second Language (PreK–6): Dual Initial Teacher Licenses
  • Tuition
    On-Campus Tuition $975/credit x 50
    $48,750
    Online Tuition $625/credit x 3
    $1,875
  • Fees
    Field Experience Fee
    $1,000
    Registration Fee
    $280
    Activity Fee
    $150
    Map ePortfolio Fee
    $150
    Materials Fee
    $140
    Degree Completion Fee
    $75
    Practicum Fee
    $70
    Technology Fee
    $30
  • Total
Estimated Cost

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

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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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