2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Field Experiences and Practicum

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. As part of the first-year course CEDUC 1352 Teaching, Learning, and Social Responsibility students interested in becoming teachers in Pre-K through Grade 8 are in the field one day a week for approximately 8 weeks. Students interested in becoming high school teachers complete field visits to high schools that represent multifaceted cultures and communities. A one day a week early field experience is an integral part of CEDUC 2351 Early Childhood Education, CEDUC 2352 Elementary Education, CEDUC 2360 Middle School Education, CEDUC 3451 High School Education, and CSPED 2354 Special Education. Field experiences may also occur for designated periods of time as part of assignments given in other classes.

The Education Division faculty and administrators enjoy a cooperative relationship with a number of schools and districts in Massachusetts. The superintendents, principals, directors and experienced teachers in the following metropolitan and suburban districts have worked cooperatively with Lesley undergraduates. The following list reflects a sample of the sites we work with:


Arlington High School

Dallin School

Hardy School

Lesley-Ellis School

Thompson School


Belmont High School

Burbank School

Chenery Middle School

Wellington School

Winn Brook School


Conservatory Lab Charter School

Curley School

Eliot School

Joseph Lee School

Madison Park High School

Timilty Middle School


Baker School

Brookline High School

Devotion School

Heath School

Lawrence School

Pierce School


Maria L. Baldwin School

Cambridge-Ellis School

Cambridge Head Start

Cambridge Rindge and Latin School

Cambridgeport School

Community Charter School of Cambridge

Fletcher-Maynard Academy

Graham and Parks School

Haggerty School

King Open School

Los Amigos School

Newtowne School

Oxford Street Daycare

Peabody School

Peabody Terrace Children’s Center

Radcliffe Child Care Center


Everett High School


Community Nursery School

Jonas Clarke Middle School


Andrews Middle School

McGlynn Middle School


Brown School

Capuano Early Childhood Center

East Somerville Community School

Somerville High School

West Somerville Community School


Atrium School

Hosmer School

Hosmer Early Steps Program

Lowell School

Watertown Middle School

Watertown High School


Winchester High School