COVID-19 Guidance
In response to COVID-19, all courses are now online and employees are working remotely.

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.



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Bachelor’s Degree Completion Programs

Transfer your existing credits into our flexible Business Management 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.

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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).

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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.

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Arts Integration Strategies

Not looking for a master's degree? Consider our 15-credit Graduate Certificate in Arts Integration Strategies, which draws courses from the M.Ed. in Integrated Teaching Through the Arts. Learn strategies that will lead to increased student engagement and achievement.

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TESOL, ESL, and Bilingual Education

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.