Lesley University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
In 2014, after an in-depth review, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education gave Lesley University full approval for its educator preparation programs, a recognition by the state that Lesley is deemed “to have met all standards for preparing effective educators in Massachusetts.” Read more »
The Educator/Counselor Preparation and Professional Development Program at Lesley University is accredited under the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) Quality Principles through the CAEP Accreditation System, for a period of seven years, from 2014 to 2021. The Educator/Counselor Preparation and Professional Development Program at Lesley University will seek accreditation under the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Standards in Fall of 2021. Formed in 2013, CAEP is the single specialized accreditor for educator preparation, and administers TEAC accreditation. Official Notification Letter [pdf].
The Graduate School of Education is affiliated with the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) and the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) Interstate Agreement.
For more information, visit our Accreditations and State Approvals page.