M.Ed. On Campus

Elementary Education - Urban Initiative Program

Lesley University

12 months
650 USD/credit 19500 USD/year
650 USD/credit 19500 USD/year
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In this accelerated Elementary Education - Urban Initiative Program at Lesley University, offered in collaboration with a participating urban school district.


In our Elementary Education - Urban Initiative Program at Lesley University Initiative teacher residency program, you’ll spend just over a year working full-time in an urban Boston-area school. At the same time, you'll take online and face-to-face coursework. Some courses will take place at the school site, resulting in cost savings. You'll finish with a master’s degree and an initial teaching license in elementary education (1–6).

Plus, you’ll gain the preparation you need to apply for an English as a Second Language (ESL) license.

Learning outcomes

At Lesley, we provide you with opportunities for field experiences that prepare you for your own classroom.

During your residency year, you’ll be a full participant in school life. Courses will cover elementary subject areas, curriculum development, classroom management, literacy, and teaching students with diverse needs. There’s nothing like direct classroom experience, which makes this program so valuable. You’ll gain a year’s worth of knowledge in how to teach in a bilingual or multilingual elementary classroom. You can apply new skills and knowledge and immediately, and finish your program more than ready to teach in your own classroom. In fact, employers in Massachusetts prefer to hire Lesley graduates, saying that they are best prepared to enter the classroom on day one. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Teaching Elementary School Mathematics
  • Literacy and Literature: Methods and Materials (1-6)
  • STEM in the Elementary School: Thinking with Evidence
  • Integrating Social Studies into the Elementary Classroom
  • Constructing Mathematical Understanding for Number Theory

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official SAT/ACT test scores (without essay) will be required for applicants to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and for applicants to both undergraduate colleges
  • Students applying to BFA programs in the College of Art and Design must also submit a digital portfolio of 12-20 pieces.
  • If you are dually enrolled in college coursework or simply taking some college level classes, you may submit official college transcripts electronically through a variety of secure sites such as, but not limited to; Parchment, Credential Solutions, E-Scrip Safe, Clearinghouse, Naviance/Common Application, JST Services

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 650 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    19500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 650 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Cambridge

1814 - 3756 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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