Education

Elementary Education Urban Initiative Program: Initial License

Master of Education (M.Ed.), teacher residency program

Educate both English speakers and those who speak English as a second language.

In our Elementary Education Urban Initiative teacher residency program, you’ll spend just over a year working full-time in an urban Boston-area school. At the end of that time, you’ll earn a master’s degree and an initial teaching license in elementary education. Plus, you’ll gain the preparation you need to apply for an English as a Second Language (ESL) license. Some coursework is delivered online, and some at the participating school site, resulting in cost savings.

At Lesley, we provide you with opportunities for direct field experiences that prepare you for your own classroom.

During your residency year, you’ll be a full participant in school life. At the same time, you’ll take courses in elementary subject areas, from arts to social studies. Other courses allow you to explore how to develop curriculum, manage a classroom, advance literacy, and support students with diverse needs.

There’s nothing like direct classroom experience, which makes this program so valuable. You’ll gain a school year’s worth of knowledge in how to teach in a bilingual or multilingual elementary classroom. You can apply newfound skills and knowledge directly and immediately, and you’ll finish your program more than ready to teach in your own classroom.

Program Structure

Teacher residency program

43-47 credits
Outcomes
Our Elementary Education with Add-License ESL Preparation program prepares you to:
Elementary Education
Dr. Laura Schall-Leckrone
Laura is an associate professor and director of the ESL/TESOL programs. Previously, she was a bilingual teacher, a Spanish teacher, and K-12 curriculum director in urban and suburban settings. 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 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 Urban Initiative Program: Initial License
  • Tuition
    On-Campus Tuition $975/credit x 19
    $18,525
    Online Tuition $625/credit x 12
    $7,500
    In-District Tuition $200/credit x 16
    $3,200
  • Fees
    Affiliation Fee
    $975
    Registration Fee
    $140
    Technology Fee
    $120
    Degree Completion Fee
    $75
    Materials 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 master's degree program. Tuition and fees are for the 2017-2018 academic year.
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