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Master of Education in Effective Teaching

Program Details

The EET program is designed for current teachers in the K-8 classroom to improve their teaching practice. The program emphasizes three important factors that will lead to an effective classroom: Assessment, Sustaining a Culture of Learning, and Teaching for Progressive Learning. Each factor helps build a classroom climate of learning, create solid and relevant lessons and curriculum, and develop instructional strategies that target student strengths.

Students in this program can choose one of four specialty areas, including Elementary Education Generalist, Literacy, Mathematics, and Science. The program entails 33 credits, can be completed completely online, and can generally be finished in just under two years. Courses will vary slightly between specializations, but all include classes such as Assessment of Effective Teaching and Teaching for Learning Progression.

Lesley’s Masters in Education programs emphasize self-improvement through feedback and uses simple-to-use video technology. Program faculty and program participants alike look at these videos of lessons and reflect on both strengths of current teaching methods as well as areas for improvement. Because of this use of video, Lesley requires a video-release form signed by all parents/guardians of students in the program participant’s respective classroom. The EET program also requires all students to have an undergraduate degree and currently be employed in a teaching setting.


Current K-8 classroom teacher

Accreditation & Licensing

New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education