Initial Teacher License Programs for Massachusetts

Our Initial licensure programs prepare you for a successful teaching career.

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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.

Information Meetings — On-Campus Graduate Education Programs

graduate-education-class-30-bannerIf 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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Lesley University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Our education programs have full approval by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (MA DESE) and the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (now CAEP). For more information, please visit our Accreditations and State Approvals page.