2023-2024 Graduate Academic Catalog

Middle School and High School Education

Our middle school programs emphasize 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. 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.

Our high school programs draw on resources in education and the liberal arts to prepare outstanding teachers who will be highly effective educators. 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.

Middle School Education

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

License Only in Middle School Education (5-8)

High School Education

M.Ed. in High School Education (8-12)

License Only in High School Education (8-12)

Middle/High School Education

M.Ed. in Middle and High School Education (5-12)

License Only in Middle and High School Education (5-12)

For current information on state testing requirements for Initial licensure programs, Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) test dates, and the Lesley MTEL policy, see the Certification and Educator Licensure webpage.