Promote lifelong literacy for all students.
In this streamlined program, you gain two valuable licenses: one in elementary education and one as a specialist teacher of reading. First, you’ll complete your elementary requirements, and be ready to start teaching in an elementary classroom. You can teach under that first license while taking reading specialist courses. Once you have the second license, you’ll be fully prepared to work with students who need literacy intervention.
At Lesley, you’ll study with colleagues and faculty who are as dedicated to children’s literacy as you are.
In the elementary part of the program, you’ll take courses in content, such as math, science, and social studies. You’ll also explore curriculum development, instructional skills, and how to teach to students of all abilities. The second part of the program consists of reading and literacy courses that will prepare you to work as a school or district reading specialist, helping students who need regular intervention. You’ll become effective in working one-on-one, in small groups, or at a classroom level.