Education

Elementary Education (1–6): Initial Teacher License Only

License-only, on-campus graduate program

Use your experience and expertise to drive student achievement.

If you already have or do not need a master’s degree, this license-only program is the perfect way to quickly get into grade 1–6 classrooms as a licensed elementary school teacher. Learn to develop curriculum, manage a classroom, and advance literacy. Explore how to support all students using research-based practices and current technologies. When you finish, you’ll be more than ready for the 21st-century classroom.

At Lesley, you’ll get the knowledge and preparation you need to become a great teacher.

Broaden your knowledge of elementary topics from literature to science and social studies. Explore ways to teach English language learners, and strategies for student-centered learning. Build relationships with schools through in-depth field experiences. And study in small classes with faculty who are committed to culturally responsive teaching, equitable classrooms, and instruction that meets the needs of a diverse student population.

Program Structure

Full-time or part-time on-campus program

31-35 credits
Outcomes
Our elementary education 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.

Elementary Education
Dr. Michael Pabian
Mike, an assistant professor, brings to Lesley over 35 years of experience in public school teaching, coaching, and administration. His education courses reflect a synthesis of theory and practice. He has also taught "Baseball and the American Experience," an examination of issues such as culture, race, identity, economics, and the media as informed by the study of baseball. A lifelong learner, he recently completed his PhD in Educational Studies at Lesley.
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 license only program.
Elementary Education (1–6): Initial Teacher License Only
  • Tuition
    On-Campus Tuition $975/credit x 29
    $28,275
    Online Tuition $625/credit x 6
    $3,750
  • Fees
    Field Experience Fee
    $500
    Registration Fee
    $200
    Map ePortfolio Fee
    $150
    Activity Fee
    $120
    Materials Fee
    $80
    Technology Fee
    $60
    Practicum Fee
    $35
  • 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 license only program. Tuition and fees are for the 2017-2018 academic year.
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