2016-2017 Graduate Academic Catalog

Middle School Education

The importance of creating the appropriate school environments, curriculum designs, and classroom teaching strategies that best support the intellectual, emotional, and social growth of early adolescents are emphasized throughout Lesley's middle school programs. This includes heterogeneous grouping, integrated studies that correlate with national standards, classroom management techniques that create a community of self-monitoring learners, interdisciplinary teacher teams, community-based projects, small learning communities, differentiated assessment practices, and parental involvement. Programs are offered on campus and at selected off-campus sites.

M.Ed. Programs leading to Initial Teacher License in Massachusetts:

M.Ed. in Middle School English (5-8)

M.Ed. in Middle School General Science (5-8)

M.Ed. in Middle School History (5-8)

M.Ed. in Middle School Humanities (5-8)

M.Ed. in Middle School Mathematics (5-8)

M.Ed. in Middle School Mathematics/Science (5-8)

M.Ed. in Middle School Political Science/Political Philosophy (5-8)

M.Ed. in Middle School English (5-8) and Specialist Teacher of Reading (All Levels)

For current information on state testing requirements for Initial licensure programs, Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) test administration dates, and the Lesley University MTEL policy, see Lesley's Certification and Educator Licensure Office web page.

Full-time students may choose to complete the Middle School Education Program in one of Lesley's 14-month Collaborative Internship Programs. Students in these programs take courses on campus at Lesley during their first summer and spend the following academic year at one of the participating schools while completing coursework for the Master's degree, some of which is offered at the participating schools and some of which is completed at the Lesley campus. For more information, contact the program's assistant director of academic advising at 617.349.8398.

M.Ed. Programs leading to Professional Teacher License in Massachusetts:

M.Ed. in Science in Education (1-8)

M.Ed. in Mathematics Education (1-8)

M.Ed. in Literacy for K-8 Classroom Teachers