Students come to Lesley University with a desire to make a difference, they leave prepared to impact the world.
With more than 100 years of experience in training education professionals, Lesley knows how to groom great instructors. Ninety-two percent of Lesley professors hold the highest degrees offered in their fields, and they truly care about teaching. Our faculty is dedicated, accomplished and active practitioners in their fields. Lesley professors are committed to providing the personalized attention required to satisfy inquisitive minds.
Lesley offers 21 majors, minors, double majors, specializations, Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's programs, a Three-Year Bachelor's Degree and an Honors Program. Core requirements expose you to a broad spectrum of subjects that are designed to promote thinking across disciplines; coursework in your major allows for depth of study. Additionally, field-based internships begin freshmen year and lead to 300+ hours of real-world experience, leading to a 91% career placement rate.
Also renowned for our Graduate programs in education, the arts, counseling and expressive therapies, Lesley offers more than 80 degree and certificate options. Graduate programs are delivered on-campus (Cambridge and Boston) through classes that meet weekday evenings, weekends, or in a low-residency format. We also deliver programs online and at more than 150 learning sites in 23 states.
Whether you're looking to advance your career or take it in a new direction, to enhance your ability to work with others, or to explore new ways of thinking and understanding, Lesley has Professional Development offerings to fit your needs. There are workshops, Institutes, certificate programs, courses, travel study programs; you can learn online, on-campus, through independent study.
The Career Resource Center (CRC) provides career development and job search services to Lesley University degree candidates and alumni. The CRC teaches job search, career assessment and decision-making skills that are relevant for all career stages.
"Lesley is an excellent choice! I majored in Education while I was at Lesley but the education I received has helped me throughout my life. The small classes, excellent professors, and caring students all contributed to my success. I attended a prestigious school in NYC for my Master's degree and was surprised to find that much of the course content had already been presented at Lesley. This University is the right choice if you are seeking a program that will prepare you properly and carry you through all phases of your career. I have no hesitations recommending Lesley."
— Susan Michalczak, Alumna, Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Teaching
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Internships provide you with off-campus opportunities in your field of interest. This is your opportunity to put into practice the skills and theories you will learn in the classroom. Learn more
Lesley University offers non-credit options, professional development programs, undergraduate and graduate level courses, plus the College of Art and Design's acclaimed summer pre-college program. Learn More.