2020-2021 Graduate Academic Catalog

High School Education

Lesley's Master's degree and licensure-only high school programs draw on resources in education and the liberal arts to prepare outstanding teachers who will be highly effective educators in today's high schools. Students learn practical classroom skills for working with diverse student populations; receive a thorough grounding in best practices for instruction and assessment in their subject area; encounter the most current research and theory on adolescence and high schools; think critically about contemporary high schools; broaden their subject area knowledge base; engage actively with current educational technologies; conduct action research; and practice new-found skills in high school classrooms. Programs include a 14-week practicum experience accompanied by a weekly seminar.

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 web page.