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About the Graduate School of Education

With over 34,000 alumni, the Graduate School of Education has a long-standing tradition of producing highly qualified and effective teachers who are in high demand by principals and superintendents.

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Graduate School of Education
1815 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02140
Lesley Educator Preparation Programs Receive Full Approval From Commonwealth of Massachusetts

After an in-depth review and site visit, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has given Lesley University full approval for its educator preparation programs. Such approval signals a recognition by the state that Lesley is deemed “to have met all standards for preparing effective educators in Massachusetts.” Read more »

Lesley Chosen as Innovator by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education

AACTE SpotlightThe American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) has chosen Lesley's educator preparation programs' comprehensive assessment system to be added to its Innovations Inventory, an online database of practices "that provide educator candidates a competitive edge in the field."  Read more »

AACTE highlights Lesley's assessment system in a June, 2014, AACTE "Ed Prep Matters" blog post.

Our Accreditations

Lesley University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Many of our individual programs are also accredited or endorsed by Department of Elementary and Secondary Education of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

Further, our Educator/Counselor Preparation and Professional Development program, which includes all of our BA and Master's degree programs, is accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC), having received high marks and a seven-year reaccreditation (2014-2021). 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.