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PreK-12 Graduate Education Master's Degree and Certificate Programs

On campus, off-campus, online, low-residency, or field-based teacher preparation or teacher professional development programs.

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Information Meetings — On-Campus Graduate Education Programs

On Campus Information Meetings for Graduate Education ProgramsIf you want to become a teacher, or if you are already teaching and want to advance your career, come learn about our campus-based master's degrees, certificates, and PhD programs in education.

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How to Become a Licensed Massachusetts Teacher

How to Become a Licensed Massachusetts Educator

Need an overview of what types of educator licenses are required in Massachusetts and what you must have or do to get them? See How to Become (and Remain) a Licensed Educator in Massachusetts for information on Preliminary, Initial, and Professional licenses, as well as what programs Lesley offers to get you to your desired license category.

Professional Standards for Teachers

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has developed professional standards for teachers (PSTs) that align with the Massachusetts Educator Evaluation Framework, and that we have used in designing programs that will prepare our candidates with the knowledge and skills necessary to be effective as educators. Learn more about the professional standards and indicators.

Off-Campus Graduate Education Programs — Information Sessions

Off Campus Information Sessions
We offer select graduate education programs in a weekend format (one weekend a month) or one evening a week at off-campus locations in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine.  Register to attend an information session »