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 and Initial
licensure in Elementary Education (1-6), and prepared to take the
Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure in English as a Second
Language (ESL). M.Ed. in Elementary and English as a Second Language
Earn an M.Ed. in Early Childhood and an Initial Massachusetts teaching license with an internship based in Somerville, MA, at the Capuano Early Childhood Center, with additional teaching time at the East Somerville Community School. Starts in summer and extends through the next school year. M.Ed. in Early Childhood
Beverley Cush Evans
Associate Professor, Director of Special Education Division
Valerie Harlow Shinas
Associate Professor and Division Director, Language and Literacy
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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.
Need an overview of what types of educator licenses are required in Massachusetts and what you must have or do to get them? See How to Become (and Remain) a Licensed Educator in Massachusetts for information on the various types of license and what programs Lesley offers to get you to your desired license category.
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