Professional Development for PreK–12 Teachers, Community Educators, and School or District Leaders

The Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) provides educators with professional development that addresses critical content areas in teaching and learning. Such areas include the arts, literacy, environmental education, ELL/bilingual education, civic engagement, social and emotional learning, special education, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), and trauma in learning.

Building upon our reputation for preparing experts in teacher education, our offerings will apply culturally responsive and innovative approaches to ensure that educators can help all learners—especially English language learners and children with special needs—reach their full potential. Participants can take courses for graduate credit or Professional Development Points (PDPs). 

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Current Offerings

On-campus offerings take place on the Lesley University campus in Cambridge, MA, near Porter Square (accessible by the Red Line or the commuter rail). For information about CAPS coming to your district or school, please contact us.

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More Coming in Spring 2020

  • Invitational Institute on Teaching Civics: A Collaboration of Lesley University with the Gilder Lehrman Institute for American History
  • Civics and Democracy: Elections
  • Women in Leadership Institute
  • Reggio Emilia Institute
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