Lesley offers its students the opportunity to gain classroom experience prior to their senior student teaching. This component of the Education program is an essential way to integrate coursework with actual application.
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Education program’s Field Placement Office works with you to individually plan and implement your first year, sophomore, and or junior one-day-a-week field experiences, and your senior student teaching practicum, (if you are interested in Early Childhood Education, your program will include a junior student teaching experience and a seminar). The Director of Field Placement will work with you as you articulate your specific classroom preferences and curriculum interests, and is available to support you throughout your undergraduate field experiences.
During your initial field experiences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Field Liaisons will provide on-site support. During your senior student teaching experience, Education Program Supervisors will supervise your classroom teaching practice, and a weekly reflective seminar will be incorporated into your program.
Your initial field experiences are integrated into your Education coursework, and your course professors and the Field Placement Office work collaboratively to support you as you develop your emerging teaching practice. This is an essential way that the Education program integrates your theoretical knowledge with actual application. Your first year, sophomore, and junior field experiences prepare you for your senior student teaching experience.
Cheryl HabermanDirector, Education Division Field Placement Office
Mark DonohueAdministrative Coordinator, Education Division Field Placement Officemdonohu4@lesley.edu 617.349.8955
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