Every program at Lesley University combines rigorous theoretical study with opportunities for students to apply the knowledge they have gained in the classroom in real world professional practice.
Lesley University's emphasis on theory and practice ensures that students have a real understanding of the professional requirements necessary to succeed in their chosen careers. Theoretical learning emphasizes multiple ways of knowing; historical, psychological, analytical. Classroom discussions, readings and research provide a solid theoretical foundation.
Students then turn this knowledge into a usable form by applying it in real world settings through internships, field placements, and practicums. Field-based teacher mentors support student success during their program and create significant post-graduate networking opportunities.
Lesley's programs meet the educational and field placement requirements of the following accrediting or licensing bodies:
"Theoretical knowledge provides a foundation but this knowledge must be molded into a usable form that can be applied to real-world problem solving."
- Selase Williams, Provost
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