A resource for the continuous improvement of K-12 classroom learning and teaching.
The National Center for Teachers, Counselors, and School Leaders is dedicated to improving K-12 student experiences through a variety of educator resources, innovative teacher education degree programs, endorsement/licensure opportunities, professional development, and partnership opportunities. Our goal is to assist educators, and those who train them, in reimagining schools and curriculum in ways that support 21st century learning and improve student performance and preparedness for post-secondary education. In addition, students in the Educational Studies PhD program are on the cutting edge of research that informs the K-12 environment and those who are educating the K-12 teacher.Programs emphasize access to learning for all students, assessment of learning, best practices, and the effective integration of the arts and technology into the classroom. The NCTCSL is housed within the Graduate School of Education. Lesley is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and educates men and women in the fields of education, human services, environmental sciences, and the arts. Founded in 1909 as a school for kindergarten teachers, Lesley is now a 9,000-student, multi-site university that provides undergraduate programs as well as graduate and doctoral-level professional and education for K-12 educators. The Graduate School of Education is committed to education reform, action research, and a philosophy of providing lifelong learning. To those beginning teaching, it offers programs that ensure their career begins with confidence and skill. To those seeking to enhance their practice, it offers the chance to more deeply understand areas that are especially relevant today, such as literacy, numeracy, second language acquisition, and special education.
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Our education programs are offered throughout the United States, either on campus, online, or at selected learning sites. See what's available in your state, including information about teacher licensure and endorsements from your state's educator certification office.