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Master of Education

On Campus
On Campus
Transform your love of the arts into a career in a nonprofit, hospital, museum, school, or other institution. In this dynamic program, you gain the tools to effect change in the community through art—and become a better artist at the same time.
Create arts-infused curriculum to strengthen student learning. Gain a foundation in the newest research on arts-informed teaching approaches. And prepare to use the arts to engage students with diverse learning styles and needs.
Explore current educational practices, curriculum theory and development, and equity in education. Get a firm foundation in curriculum and instruction; content areas such as arts, science, mathematics, technology; and ELL, math, and literacy.
On Campus
Off Campus
Teacher Residency
On Campus
Off Campus
Teacher Residency
Use the arts to enhance student learning and to bring out the abilities of PreK-2 children. Learn how to foster creativity in the classroom while building a foundation in early childhood education and a renewed sense of your own artistic talent.
On Campus
Teacher Residency
On Campus
Teacher Residency
Prepare to nurture the social, emotional, and intellectual development of PreK-2 children. Explore teaching methods that will help you inspire in your students a lifelong love of learning. Gain rich experience and prepare for a rewarding career.
Become a highly trained educator in integrating technology and digital media to support all learners. Take required courses and a variety of elective choices in math, science, ELL, and literacy. A capstone course allows you to put learning into action.
In this master’s degree program, learn to harness the power of digital resources and gain 21st century skills to impact PreK-12 learning. You’ll master current educational technologies and concepts through highly interactive online coursework.

On Campus
Teacher Residency
On Campus
Teacher Residency
Discover the power of the creative arts in the elementary classroom. Learn inventive ways to motivate all students to reach their full potential. Bring out your own creativity as you gain the skills to inspire your students to love—and succeed at—learning.
On Campus
Off Campus
Teacher Residency
On Campus
Off Campus
Teacher Residency
Play a vital role in helping grade 1–6 students become critical thinkers who will thrive in an era of change. Explore ways to support children with varied abilities, and emerge from your studies with the skills you need to succeed as a teacher.
Today’s classrooms are becoming increasingly diverse. Learn to teach to all elementary students, including children for whom English is a second language (ESL), in one streamlined program. Graduate with two initial licenses for a competitive edge.
Turn your passion for literacy into a successful, flexible career as an elementary teacher who is also a PreK–12 reading specialist. In this highly-regarded program, you’ll gain a wealth of expertise you can use in a variety of settings and roles.
Prepare to teach elementary students in general education, special education, and inclusive settings. Get skills and experience to teach children of varied abilities, and gain a competitive edge by earning two teacher licenses in one program.
Help students in grades 1–6 become critical thinkers who will thrive in an era of change. Learn how to teach children who do not speak English as a first language. Emerge from your studies with the skills you need to succeed as a teacher.
On Campus
Off Campus
Teacher Residency
On Campus
Off Campus
Teacher Residency
Expand your content knowledge while gaining strategies for engaging students and preparing them for college and careers. Choose from 8 concentrations leading to initial teacher licensure, and become a highly effective educator of this age group.
Design an advanced degree based on your professional and personal goals. With this on-campus version of our Individually Designed program, you can pursue a specialization or choose a variety of courses from across the university, and take a combination of face-to-face and online courses.
Design an advanced degree based on your professional and personal goals. Create your own study plan, and either pursue a specialization or choose a variety of courses from across the university.
Online
Online
Deepen your understanding of literacy, and learn innovative ways to incorporate reading and writing to help all students communicate effectively. Coursework includes topics like content literacy, literature, assessment, struggling learners, and more.
Combine in-depth study of grades 1-8 mathematics content with classroom strategies to help you develop effective teaching methods. Topics include statistics, geometry, algebra, calculus, assessment, meeting diverse student needs, and more.
On Campus
Off Campus
Teacher Residency
On Campus
Off Campus
Teacher Residency
Learn the vital skills needed for working with middle school students, including the fundamentals of adolescent development, designing appropriate curriculum and learning environments, and classroom management strategies.
Earn two teacher licenses in one streamlined program. Combining skills in English and literacy, prepare to meet the diverse needs of middle school students and develop the vital reading, writing, and communication skills of a new generation of learners.
This interactive program allows those responsible for elementary or middle school science to expand their knowledge of content, assessment, and classroom strategies. Take courses in STEM, earth and space science, mechanics, chemistry, and more.
Make a real difference in students’ lives by turning your passion for literacy into career as a school or district reading specialist. In this highly-regarded program, you’ll gain expertise you can apply to a variety of settings and roles.
This dual-license master’s program prepares you to work with students with both moderate and severe disabilities in school, clinical, and other settings. Fulfill your goal of being a dedicated special education teacher.
Fulfill your goal of being a dedicated special education teacher. This dual-license master’s program prepares you to work with PreK–8 students with a range of moderate and severe disabilities in school, clinical, and other settings.
On Campus
Teacher Residency
On Campus
Teacher Residency
Be a teacher who can effectively teach students with moderate learning disabilities in both special education and inclusive classrooms. Study instruction, current issues and laws, and how to provide all students with full access to learning.
On Campus
Off Campus
Teacher Residency
On Campus
Off Campus
Teacher Residency
Become a teacher who can educate students with moderate learning disabilities. Prepare to teach in special education and inclusive classrooms. Study instruction, current issues and laws, and how to provide all students with full access to learning.
Design a master’s program in special education tailored to your unique professional goals. Centered on a chosen concentration area, this non-licensure program is for those who already have or do not need a special education license.
On Campus
Teacher Residency
On Campus
Teacher Residency
Prepare to educate and encourage students with severe disabilities. Make a meaningful difference for those with complex learning needs by providing access to curriculum, behavior support, skills development, and quality of life options.
Bring your artistic skills to the classroom. Teach PreK-8 or 5-12 students how to think and learn through the creative process. Continue to develop your own work while discovering the latest in classroom practices, research, and art education.

Master of Arts

Develop the understanding, social justice perspective, and clinical expertise needed to become a creative and effective mental health counselor. Gain eligibility for your counseling license by completing a total of 1,300 hours of field experience.
On Campus
Low Residency
On Campus
Low Residency
Promote healing through drawing, painting, sculpting, and other media. Learn theoretical and practical approaches to help people gain self-awareness and understanding. Become engaged with individuals, families, and communities to foster well-being.
On Campus
Low Residency
On Campus
Low Residency
Learn to use dance and movement to enhance communication and relationships and foster mental and physical wellness in clients. As a dance/movement therapist and mental health counselor, explore how dance can yield fresh insights and facilitate the healing process.
Facilitate change through improvisation and performance. As a licensed mental health counselor, use experiential techniques to help others become spontaneous and flexible in their relationships. Practice in schools, clinics, and community centers.
On Campus
Low Residency
On Campus
Low Residency
Learn from pioneers in the field as you train to become a licensed mental health counselor, whose practice integrates multiple areas of expression, including art, dance/movement, drama, and music. Choose from our on-campus or low-residency options.
Starting from the basis of the whole person—mind, body, and spirit—learn a multidimensional approach to counseling that addresses people’s mental, physical, and emotional needs. Complete 1,300 field-training hours, qualifying you for licensure.
On Campus
Low Residency
On Campus
Low Residency
Engage others in music making as a means to wellness. Use musical performance to instill confidence and collaboration. Prepare for careers in diverse settings, including at-risk youth, underserved communities, and clinical and educational centers.
On Campus
Off Campus
On Campus
Off Campus
Prepare to practice professional counseling and learn how to establish a counselor-client relationship based on trust and empathy. Earn your degree in Cambridge and at off-campus sites in Massachusetts.
Train to excel as a counselor in diverse primary and secondary school environments. Learn to work with children and collaborate with a wide range of individuals, including parents, teachers, administrators, and community members.
Guide those in pain toward health and healing. With 1,300 hours of specialized field training, you’ll develop the mental health counseling expertise needed to address traumatic experiences, especially in the case of young and vulnerable populations.
On Campus
On Campus
Build a foundation in scientific theory and research while gaining the practical knowledge to guide people toward transformation. Master skills that enable you to work under supervision or continue on to doctoral study.
Work in school settings with children and adolescents, as well as their families, to help them reach academic and personal goals. In this 48-credit program, become eligible for licensure as a Massachusetts school counselor for grades PreK-8 or 5–12.
Discover how to collaborate with diverse populations and promote communication, mutual respect, and understanding across educational and professional settings. Graduate connected to Lesley University’s global network of professionals and educators and prepared for employment in dynamic settings in the U.S. and abroad.
Low Residency
Low Residency
Deepen your practice of mindfulness and bring its benefits into your professional and personal life. Gain an understanding of the mind-body connection, and discover the science behind contemplative practices. Prepare to help others live more fully.

Master of Fine Arts

Low Residency
Low Residency
Ranked #4 among low-residency programs by Poets & Writers, our MFA in Creative Writing nurtures and challenges your creative potential. Choose our fiction genre to hone your specialization and focus your craft.
Low Residency
Low Residency
Ranked #4 among low-residency programs by Poets & Writers, our MFA in Creative Writing nurtures and challenges your creative potential in one of six genres: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Graphic Novel and Comics, Writing for Stage and Screen, or Writing for Young People.
Low Residency
Low Residency
Our MFA in Creative Writing nurtures and challenges your creative potential in one of six genres: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, The Graphic Novel and Comics, Writing for Stage and Screen, or Writing for Young People.
Low Residency
Low Residency
Ranked #4 among low-residency programs by Poets & Writers, our MFA in Creative Writing nurtures and challenges your creative potential in one of six genres: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, The Graphic Novel and Comics, Writing for Stage and Screen, or Writing for Young People.
Ranked #4 among low-residency programs by Poets & Writers, our MFA in Creative Writing nurtures and challenges your creative potential in one of six genres: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, The Graphic Novel and Comics, Writing for Stage and Screen, or Writing for Young People.
Low Residency
Low Residency
Ranked #4 among low-residency programs by Poets & Writers, our MFA in Creative Writing nurtures and challenges your creative potential in one of six genres: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, The Graphic Novel and Comics, Writing for Stage and Screen, or Writing for Young People.
On Campus
On Campus
Immerse in an intimate community of artist/scholars that is redefining photography. Study full-time in Cambridge, MA, and explore traditional and alternative photographic practices, new technology, and contemporary media through one holistic curriculum.
Low Residency
Low Residency
Pursue an MFA that’s rigorous yet individually tailored for the 21st century artist. The interdisciplinary focus of the program allows you to craft a course of study that integrates creative work into your daily life.

Master of Science

Turn your interest in science and the environment into a career in a school, nature center, museum, or alternative setting. Study living systems, sustainability, and the natural world through rural and urban field experiences and practical courses.
Online
Online
Lesley’s online Master of Science in Management program is designed for business professionals looking to hone their skills in leadership, problem-solving, analysis, and more. The curriculum focuses on the latest management approaches and combines theory with real-world case studies that you can apply directly in the workplace. In this program, you’ll complete coursework that’s relevant to today’s diverse workforce. You can also choose to specialize your studies and gain competencies that will put you on the path to continued career success.