Education

Elementary Education (1–6) & Specialist Teacher of Reading (All Levels): Dual Initial Teacher Licenses

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

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.

Program Structure

Full-time or part-time on-campus program

52-56 Credits
Outcomes
Our elementary education and specialist teacher of reading program prepares you to:
Teacher working with a group of young students

Student Teaching

Student teaching is an opportunity to apply new skills to an active classroom environment. Expand and evolve while getting feedback from your supervising faculty and teachers. Gain the practical expertise needed to empower learners in your own classroom.

Reading & Literacy
Dr. Stephanie Spadorcia
Stephanie’s work focuses on literacy instruction for students of all abilities and using technology to support literacy instruction. She has published books and articles on writing and reading, and presents nationally. A researcher with the Center for Literacy and Disability Studies at the University of North Carolina, Stephanie conducts research and development on literacy instruction for students with disabilities.
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) & Specialist Teacher of Reading (All Levels): Dual Initial Teacher Licenses
  • Tuition
    On Campus Tuition $975/credit x 53
    $51,675
    Online Tuition $625/credit x 3
    $1,875
  • Fees
    Field Experience Fee
    $1,000
    Registration Fee
    $280
    Activity Fee
    $150
    Materials Fee
    $150
    Map ePortfolio Fee
    $150
    Degree Completion Fee
    $75
    Practicum Fee
    $70
    Assessment Fee
    $35
    Technology Fee
    $30
  • Total
Estimated Cost

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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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