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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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Our Accreditations

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 »

TEAC LogoThe 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.

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.

Alumni Newsletters: Staying in Touch

Graduate 2014If you'd like to receive the Graduate School of Education alumni newsletter, sign up now! Read the latest editions below:

October 2016
June 2016 
March 2016
October 2015 
June 2015
February 2015
Winter 2014 [pdf]
November 2014
September 2014
June 2014
May 2014 [pdf]
February 2014