Lesley is the undisputed leader of teacher education in New England with a reputation that will open doors for you after graduation. Here, you will work with expert faculty and obtain firsthand knowledge of the elements required for success in the classroom.
If you're interested in becoming a teacher, then you have certainly come to the right place. Lesley will work with you every step of the way to prepare you for a meaningful and fulfilling career as an educator. As an education major, you will select an education specialization and grade level. Upon graduation, you will have gained not only invaluable experience working inside an actual classroom, but also initial teacher licensure.
Lesley’s education programs lead to initial licensure as a teacher in Massachusetts, and through an interstate contract agreement, students earning initial licensure are also authorized to teach in 49 other states. Note: All Education majors must carry a second major in an appropriate liberal arts content area.
As an education major, you will learn from nationally-renowned faculty, work with experienced mentors, and benefit from small class sizes that encourage participation and discussion. What truly defines the Lesley experience, however, is the opportunity to get out of the classroom and into the real world. Not only will you gain the skills and foundation to become a successful teacher, but you will also gain invaluable experience in a real classroom setting that Lesley offers at more than one hundred public, private and charter schools in urban and suburban locales. You will engage in real world learning and connect theory and practice in ways that create a more meaningful personal and professional learning experience.
School administrators and hiring managers across the country place a high value on Lesley-educated teachers; well over 90% of program participants who wish to teach find positions immediately upon graduation. This extraordinarily high placement rate is also made possible by the school’s policy that all students pass their required Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure exams before they begin their practicum senior year. Lesley offers MTEL preparation workshops free to enrolled undergraduate students.
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