Teacher Preparation Programs

Initial Teacher License Programs for Massachusetts

Our Initial licensure teacher preparation programs launch you on a successful teaching career.

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Professional Standards for Teachers

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has developed professional standards for teachers (PSTs) that align with the Massachusetts Educator Evaluation Framework, and that we have used in designing programs that will prepare our candidates with the knowledge and skills necessary to be effective as educators. Learn more about the professional standards and indicators.

How to Become a Licensed Massachusetts Teacher

How to Become a Licensed Massachusetts Educator

Need an overview of what types of educator licenses are required in Massachusetts and what you must have or do to get them? See How to Become (and Remain) a Licensed Educator in Massachusetts for information on Preliminary, Initial, and Professional licenses, as well as what programs Lesley offers to get you to your desired license category.

Accreditation

Lesley University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Our education programs have full approval by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (MA DESE) and the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (now CAEP). For more information, please visit our Accreditations and State Approvals page.