As an Elementary Education major, you will gain experience with children of different ages and a variety of curricula, organizational studies, and grouping strategies characteristic of the elementary school.
You've dreamed of becoming an elementary school teacher. Lesley is where you can make that happen. One day soon, you will be standing in a classroom of your very own, facing eager young students with boundless energy and insatiable curiosity. They will look to you for answers, for guidance, and for compassion. Through this program, you will gather the tools and expertise to meet that challenge and excel as an elementary school educator.
At Lesley, you won't just learn about teaching. We'll put you in a classroom and give you hands-on experience. You will complete a one-day practicum in your first and second year. The senior practicum contains a semester-long experience in Elementary Education within the 1-6 grade range.
As an Elementary Education undergraduate major, you may pursue optional specializations, which provide in-depth study in the teaching of a specific subject or population. Specializations are designed to enhance your 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.
Professor of Education
Associate Professor of Education, Director of the LD/ADD Academic Support Program
Early Childhood Education
Middle School Education
Education Dual Degree
Field Placement Office
MTELS Requirements and Preparation
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The Child Homelessness Initiative
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