Develop teaching strategies that invoke the creativity of learners in grades 5–8 while becoming an expert in the adolescent mind.
Remember that one teacher who sparked your passion for (insert your favorite subject)? Prepare to be that teacher.
To capture the attention and ignite the creativity 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 at Lesley, 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 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.
“Over the years I’ve worked with a lot of Lesley students. One thing that Lesley students come in with, which you can’t prepare someone to have, is initiative.”
- Mark McAneny, Principal of the Bishop Elementary School
Our general core curriculum ensures you’ll be a well-rounded educator, while our customizable program options allow you to tailor your academics to match your passions and career aspirations.
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one of the most affordable private universities in New England, and we’re even prouder to offer exclusive scholarships for education majors and comprehensive need-based financial aid packages.
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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.
Transition seamlessly into our Graduate School of Education, whose nationally recognized programs set the standard for creativity and innovation in education.