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Middle School Education, B.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Cambridge, MA, United States
The Middle School Education program offered by Lesley University leads to initial licensure as a teacher of General Science, Mathematics, English, History, or Political Science/Political Philosophy in grades 5–8. 
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Overview

Students may qualify for positions involving work with middle school-aged children in a variety of middle school settings. The education of teachers for middle schools focuses on teaching the whole child — drawing on the psychology of early adolescence to develop teaching techniques, materials, and curricula particularly relevant to children at this stage of development.

The senior practicum will be a semester experience in one setting within the 5–8 grade range. Coursework within grades 5–8 gives the student experience with both children of different ages and a variety of curricula, organizational structures, and grouping strategies characteristic of the middle school.

Students in the Middle School Education program offered by Lesley University must choose a liberal arts major to complement this major. Students may choose from 5 liberal arts fields:

  • English (Literature Track)
  • Earth and Environmental Science
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Political Science

Gain Skills and Expertise

  • Understand the psychology and development of pre-adolescents and adolescents
  • Develop creative teaching techniques, materials, and assignments.
  • Gain practical experience in the classroom.
  • Learn classroom management strategies.
  • Build a cooperative, inclusive learning environment for all students.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    On rolling admissions

    3 Intakes per year

    • August
    • January
    • May 
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Teaching, Learning and Social Responsibility
  • Middle and High School Education
  • Content Area Reading in Grades 5-12
  • Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment in General Science
  • Effective Management of Secondary Inclusive Classrooms
  • Sheltered English Instruction: 5-12
  • Embracing Diversity in Classroom Communities
  • Senior Practicum & Seminar: Middle School Teacher Of Science
  • Characteristics of Children and Youth with Special Needs

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Students must visit our website and upload academic transcripts (including completion certificate, if available) along with English proficiency score (if available)
  • When applying, students will need to submit academic transcripts.
  •  Students may need to submit one to three recommendations from teachers, professors, colleagues, or supervisors.
  • Students may need to write a written personal statement, submit a portfolio, or supply writing samples. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13800 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    27600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13800 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Cambridge

  • 1814 - 3760 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

  • Lesley Global Academic Advantage: 6,000 - 20,000 USD
  • Apply by: First come, first served
  • Eligibility:  Will be determined upon receiving application

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