Education

Secondary Education

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Be more than a teacher—be a mentor.

You probably have a mentor. Someone who pointed out your strengths, pushed your limits, and cheered you on. At Lesley, you’ll learn how to become that inspiration for high school and middle school students.

As a secondary education major, you’ll challenge your boundaries and explore your strengths while working with different age groups and all types of learners. Expand your content knowledge and build confidence in your teaching skills.

Take a hands-on approach to learning. While studying in Cambridge—an epicenter of education—you’ll put your knowledge into action in a range of suburban and urban classrooms throughout Greater Boston.

You’ll be guided by our faculty—practicing teachers with a pulse on the latest developments in the field. From their example, you’ll learn models for teaching that foster creativity while supporting students in grades 8-12 and 5-8 with diverse learning styles and needs. Become a content expert in English, history, math or political science.

Receive unmatched coaching and connections. With our support throughout the teacher licensure process and field placement, and a network of over 55,000 fellow Lesley educators worldwide, you’ll have all the career resources you need to become the teacher you’ve always wanted to be.

Lesley graduates have a reputation for being confident and equipped educators from day one. With a Lesley education, you’ll be one of the most sought-after teachers in New England and beyond.

“I learned how to effectively teach others, how to be a professional, and how to succeed.”
Patrick Grondin ’14, Math Teacher
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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 of these majors:

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Customize your program of study.

Make your education program an even better fit by choosing one of our optional specializations. With specific knowledge in one of these areas, there’s no stopping you.

Outcomes
Here’s a taste of what you’ll do in our Secondary Education program:
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Gain an initial teaching license.

Our secondary education major leads to initial licensure as a secondary teacher, grades 8-12, with an option to apply for licensure in grades 5-8.

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

Program Cost Description
Approximate cost for 1 year of attendance in this undergraduate program.
Secondary Education
  • Tuition
    Fall Tuition
    $13,150
    Spring Tuition
    $13,150
  • Room & Board
    Double/Triple/Quad Room
    $9,570
    Housing Deposit
    $300
    Meal Plan
    $6,180
  • Fees
    Health Service Fee
    $800
    Activity Fee
    $250
    Materials Fee
    $150
    Registration Fee
    $80
    Lab Fee
    $40
  • Total
Estimated Cost

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

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

  • Tuition
    Fall Tuition
    $13,150
    Spring Tuition
    $13,150
  • Fees
    Activity Fee
    $250
    Materials Fee
    $150
    Registration Fee
    $80
    Lab Fee
    $40
  • Total
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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