Lesley University is home to a number of unique centers and institutes, which serve as hubs for the creation and dissemination of innovative ideas in the fields of education, expressive art therapy, and psychology.
The following centers and institutes offer training programs, seminars, or conferences that will help you generate knowledge, develop skills, and fulfill your professional goals. Center for Mathematics AchievementDevoted to improving the pedagogical and content knowledge of mathematics teachers in grades K-12.
Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy CollaborativeLeader in literacy research, professional development for teachers and administrators, literacy interventions for struggling readers and writers, and comprehensive school programs for grades PreK–8.
Center for Special EducationDedicated to understanding and promoting improved teaching of learners with disabilities.
The Child Homelessness Initiative
Established by Lesley University in May 2011 with support from the Schoen Family Foundation, the Child Homelessness in Massachusetts Initiative (CHI) is designed to bring attention to the growing number of children and families without adequate shelter in the Commonwealth and throughout the nation.
Institute for Arts and Health (IAH)Promotes the use of the arts for the health and well being of all individuals in educational, community, and institutional settings.
Program Evaluation & Research Group (PERG)Offers program evaluation services for projects of all sizes in a variety of educational contexts. We also conduct original research, and offer professional development and consultation.
Psychology and the Other Institute The mission of the Psychology and the Other Institute is to enrich responses to and languages for human suffering, identity, and potential by promoting and facilitating interdisciplinary conversation between the disciplines of psychology, theology/religious studies, and philosophy.
Reggio EmiliaLesley offers many learning opportunities inspired by the Reggio Emilia Approach to early childhood education.
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We are a Priority Partner for the Massachusetts Race to the Top federal grant. Find out how to use Race to the Top funds in Massachusetts for our professional development offerings [pdf].