Let’s make it official
Ready to become a Lynx? We are confident you have made the right choice to join our community of future teachers, counselors, social workers, artists, writers, business and liberal arts leaders, and change agents.

Programs for students who live or work in Bristol County.

Lesley University is now offering our world-renowned programs in education, business, 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 programs to you through a partnership with the DeMello International Center for the lowest cost per credit in the region.

You can take courses year-round in accelerated 8-week terms, in the evenings, on weekends, hybrid (a mix of face-to-face and online), and completely online. We've designed our offerings to meet the needs of busy working professionals using state-of-the-art facilities.



A group of adult students sit together at a round table.

Bachelor’s Degree Completion Programs

Transfer your existing credits into our flexible Business Management, Psychology, Human Services, or Liberal Studies programs, designed for maximum use of transfer credit, and as much flexibility as you need. Take most of your courses online or in a hybrid format.

colorful children's art projects

Integrated Teaching Through the Arts

Learn to infuse arts into the curriculum in our 33-credit M.Ed. in Integrated Teaching Through the Arts. Discover how drama, visual arts, music, and poetry can inspire learning in students of varying abilities.

Teacher and student looking at book together, back view

TESOL, ESL, and Bilingual

In our M.Ed. in TESOL, ESL, and Bilingual Education program, you'll discover ways to help emergent bilinguals—English language learners—take part in the classroom through listening and speaking, reading and writing, and the arts.

teacher reading to student

English as a Second Language License

overhead view of children and teacher at table working with laptop and notebooks

Digital Literacy and Computer Science

teacher reading to elementary students

Specialist Teacher of Reading

Teach PreK-12 students who need help in reading and writing. In our Specialist Teacher of Reading M.Ed. program, you'll learn how to assess students and provide them with appropriate instruction.

student typing on laptop

Individually Designed

In our online Individually Designed M.Ed. program, you can fulfill your professional goals your way. Choose from electives that lead to a specialization, certificate, add-on license, or interdisciplinary work, and finish with two required research courses. This program will start in mid-July 2021.

teacher teaching small children at a board

Inclusive Special Education

Take courses with faculty who believe in equal education for every individual. Choose from three Master of Education (M.Ed.) programs in Inclusive Special Education that lead to an Initial License:
1) Moderate Disabilities PreK-8; 2) Moderate Disabilities 5-12; or 3) Severe Disabilities (All Levels).