Work in a K-12 classroom while studying for your Master of Education degree and Initial license.
The Graduate School of Education collaborates with a number of schools and institutions to offer high-quality classroom residency experiences for students who wish to earn a degree and teaching license through working directly in a classroom. Programs are full-time and can be completed in approximately one year.
Spend an exciting year actively participating in school life in one of seven independent or four public schools in Massachusetts and Maine, earning an Initial teaching license and a Master of Education degree in either Early Childhood (PreK-2), Elementary (1-6), Middle School (5-8), High School (8-12), or Special Education (Moderate Disabilities PreK-8 or 5-12 or Severe Disabilities). Learn more about this exciting experiential opportunity.
In this program, offered in collaboration
with a participating urban school district, you take courses and spend
an internship year at a school, finishing with a Master's degree, Initial
licensure in Elementary Education (1-6), and preparation to take the
Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure in English as a Second
The Urban Teacher Center partners with Lesley University to offer two intensive residency programs in either Washington, D.C., or Baltimore City, Maryland, leading to an Initial teaching license:
Tuition and Fees: Master's/Certificate
Tuition and Fees: Doctoral
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"Residency program tries to solve problem of teacher burnout," an article on the Urban Teacher Center's successes in training effective teachers to work in high-need districts, ran in the August 17, 2014, Baltimore Sun. Read the article »
The Collaborative Program immerses students in a partnership school and classroom setting for a full year, combining experience with advanced study to produce exceptionally well prepared educators.