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.