Brookline Lesley Internship Program

 Welcome to the Lesley Apprenticeship in Brookline (LAB).

 
LAB is a full-time, 12- to 15-month master's program & teacher residency offered in collaboration with Lesley University
 
 

Program graduates earn a master’s degree and an initial license for Teachers of Students with Moderate Disabilities (preK-8) or (5-12). Interns take part in all aspects of classroom life while pursuing Lesley graduate coursework in Brookline and on the university’s Cambridge campus.

 
We seek a diverse applicant pool with a range of experiences. 
 
 
Program Benefits:
 
Since our inception in 1988 we have focused upon creating a strong, professional community among our interns with a support network of effective mentor teachers who are dedicated to the development of new teachers.  
 
Financial: receive 12 tuition-free graduate credits and a monthly paid stipend

Direct Feedback: collaborate with and receive feedback from a mentor special educator 

Field Based: observe and teach in inclusive and special education settings

Time: double your classroom experience in half the program time of a typical graduate program at Lesley

Reputation: gain experience in the Public Schools of Brookline, a diverse district focused on achievement and engagement of every student while you earn a master’s from Lesley University, a renowned provider of teacher education 
 
 

Theory and Practice in Action:

Teach and observe in inclusive and special education settings
Practice non-discriminatory assessment
Reflect on your practice
Differentiate curriculum
Develop classroom and behavior management techniques and principles
Collaborate with experienced educators
Design instruction that considers children's abilities and disabilities  
Learn from Lesley University's highly-qualified instructors

 
 
 
Contact Information:
Natalie Dean, Coordinator
617.730.2451


 
What Our Graduates Say:

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“I learned more during my year at the Brookline Collaborative than I did in my four years of undergrad in Elementary Education. It’s intense, and it’s worth it.” 

-Meagan Moran, 2014-15 intern; job upon completion: special educator at Devotion School, Brookline, MA
 
 

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“The Brookline Collaborative program offers a unique opportunity to truly learn by doing. A full year internship allows you to begin the career-long cycle of honing, reflecting upon, and honing again your teaching practice. You build invaluable relationships with your mentor, students, and peers that sustain and intensify your teaching and learning process. Moving forward, I feel incredibly prepared for the myriad of exciting challenges that this wonderful profession has to offer.”
 
-Vera Goodwin-Brown, 2014-15 intern; job upon completion: special educator in co-taught 4th grade classroom, Fort River School, Amherst, MA
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