Education

Middle School Education

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Spark the creativity of students in the middle grades.

Remember that one teacher who inspired your passion for (insert your favorite subject)? Prepare to be that teacher.

To capture the interest and spark the imagination of learners in grades 5–8, you’ll need strategies for teaching the whole child. At Lesley, you’ll focus on the psychology of adolescence, preparing you to develop the most creative and relevant curriculum for this age group.

While you’re learning innovative teaching techniques from Lesley’s expert faculty, you’ll also become an authority on a specific content area by choosing a second major from the liberal arts, designed for future educators like you.

You’ll also put your new knowledge and skills to the test in Greater Boston’s middle school classrooms. These hands-on, professional experiences will begin freshman year, and are designed to build your strengths working with different age groups and all types of learners in both urban and suburban educational settings.

When seeking student-teaching opportunities and job leads, you’ll have the benefit of Lesley’s network of 55,000 education alumni and excellent reputation among employers.

Whether you have questions about teaching licenses, field experiences, or career opportunities, you can count on our career counselors and academic advisors to guide you through your transition from student to teacher.

“I want to make sure that everybody has equal access to a fantastic education.”
Rosie Heller ’16, Education Major
teacher explaining assignment to student

Choose a second major in the liberal arts.

In addition to your education major, you’ll go in-depth in a content area in one these majors:

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Gain an initial teaching license.

Our middle school education major leads to initial licensure as a teacher of General Science, Mathematics, English, History, or Political Science/Political Philosophy in grades 5–8. You may qualify for positions involving work with middle school-aged children in a variety of middle school settings.

Outcomes
Here’s a taste of what you’ll do in our Middle School Education program:
Internships
Study in the top-ranked state for teachers.
Massachusetts is home to the nation's highest performing schools. As a Lesley student, you'll have unprecedented access to some of the most coveted student-teaching experiences in the U.S. You’ll have opportunities to work with children inside the classroom as early as your first year. Gain teaching experience in these communities:

Faculty

Approximate cost for 1 year of attendance in this undergraduate program.
Middle School Education
Housing Options
Compare the cost of the program for students who live on campus in a residence hall with the cost for commuter students.
  • Tuition
    Fall Tuition
    $13,150
    Spring Tuition
    $13,150
  • Fees
    Activity Fees
    $250
    Materials Fees
    $150
    Registration Fees
    $80
    Lab Fees
    $40
  • Room & Board
    Double/Triple/Quad Room
    $9,570
    Housing Deposit
    $300
    Meal Plan
    $6,180
    Health Service Fees (required for resident students)
    $800
  • Total
Calculate Estimated Merit Scholarship
Presidential Scholarship
$10,500
​Linda Dacey Scholarship
$2,000
Dean’s Scholarship
$9,500
Edith Lesley Wolfard Scholarship
$1,000
Lesley Scholarship
$8,500
Lesley Grant Award
$5,500

You are not eligible for a merit scholarship.

Estimated Cost

Review all undergraduate tuition and fees, and what they cover.

Tuition and fees are subject to change each year, effective June 1.

Housing Options
Compare the cost of the program for students who live on campus in a residence hall with the cost for commuter students.
  • Tuition
    Fall Tuition
    $13,150
    Spring Tuition
    $13,150
  • Fees
    Activity Fees
    $250
    Materials Fees
    $150
    Registration Fees
    $80
    Lab Fees
    $40
  • Room & Board
    Double/Triple/Quad Room
    $9,570
    Housing Deposit
    $300
    Meal Plan
    $6,180
    Health Service Fees (required for resident students)
    $800
  • Total
Calculate Estimated Merit Scholarship
Presidential Scholarship
$10,500
Transfer Scholarship
$9,500
Lesley Scholarship
$8,500

You are not eligible for a merit scholarship.

Estimated Cost

Review all undergraduate tuition and fees, and what they cover.

Tuition and fees are subject to change each year, effective June 1.

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Approximate cost for 1 year of study in this undergraduate program. Tuition and fees are for the 2017–2018 academic year.
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