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Get a Lesley education in a community near you.

We know that not everyone can come to our campus in Cambridge to get their degree. That's why we've partnered with several PreK–12 school districts, community colleges, and local organizations to offer several of our bachelor's degree completion programs and graduate programs at various off-campus locations.

Lesley in New Bedford

We are offering our world-renowned programs in education, business, the arts, and more to people who live or work in the New Bedford/Bristol County area in Massachusetts.

From bachelor’s degree completion programs to master’s programs for current or aspiring educators, we're bringing a Lesley education to you through a partnership with the DeMello International Center in New Bedford, for a discounted cost.

Learn more about Lesley in New Bedford.

Community College Partnerships

By partnering with community colleges in the Greater Boston area—including Bunker Hill, Urban College of Boston, Middlesex, Housatonic, Massasoit, and others—we have created affordable and convenient paths toward earning a bachelor's degree. Take Lesley courses right on the community college campus. Apply the credits you've earned from your associate degree toward completing your Lesley bachelor’s degree.

Learn more about Lesley's partnerships with community colleges.

School District Partnerships

If you're studying at Lesley to become a teacher, you can benefit from the partnerships we have built with PreK–12 school districts. Earn your Master of Education (M.Ed.) in a full-time accelerated teacher residency in a partner school district, take Lesley courses part-time at PreK–12 schools throughout the area, or be able to choose from a wide range of student teaching options.

Learn more about our partnerships with school districts.

Center for Advanced Professional Studies

The Center for Advanced Professional Studies is committed to excellence in PreK-12 education. We partner with districts to offer quality professional development for educators through Professional Development Points (PDPs), badges in a specific area, and for-credit graduate certificates, bringing innovative methods to support educators in meeting the critical needs of students. We are currently working with Newton, Medford, Assabet Valley, Berkshire County, and King Phillip.

Learn more about the Center for Advanced Professional Studies.

Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative

Founded by Irene Fountas, the Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative has been engaged in 30 years of innovative, research-based, system-wide educational improvement efforts. As a University training site for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative, it has partnered with thousands of schools to improve literacy outcomes for children.