Elementary Education BA majors at Lesley University gain experience with children of different ages and a variety of curricula, organizational studies, and grouping strategies characteristic of the elementary school.
Students complete a one-day practicum in their first and second year. The senior practicum contains a semester-long experience in Elementary Education within the 1-6 grade range.
Elementary Education undergraduate majors may pursue optional specializations, which provide in-depth study in the teaching of a specific subject or population. Specializations are designed to enhance a student’s professional qualifications, but do not require the acquisition of additional licenses. These specializations include:
The linking of theory and practice, begun in the student’s freshman year, is continued with a focus on the elementary school curriculum. Students develop an understanding of the philosophical and historical foundations of education, which have influenced the nature of schools today. The academic, social, and emotional needs of all children are considered as Elementary Education majors learn to plan and teach effective lessons that meet the developmental needs of all learners. An interdisciplinary unit of study is also designed, which can be taught in their field settings. Students also learn to reflect critically about their effectiveness and to redesign teaching approaches. A field experience of one day a week for approximately 12 weeks of the semester is integrated into the course.
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