Get sustained clinical classroom experience while studying for your 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 a 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), 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, emerging 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.