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.
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.
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.
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.
English as a Second Language License
If you don't need a master's degree, you may want to consider our 24-credit License-Only English as a Second Language PreK-6 or License-Only English as a Second Language 5-12. Prepare to teach effectively in multilingual classrooms.
Middle School Education
If you're interested in working with children in grades 5-8, take a look at our M.Ed. in Middle School Education or our License-Only program in Middle School Education.
High School Education
If you're interested in working with children in grades 8-12, take a look at our M.Ed. in High School Education or our License-Only program in High School Education.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
Gain a license to teach children in grades 5-12 about the critical fundamentals of technology with our M.Ed. in Digital Literacy and Computer Science or our License-Only program.
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.
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.
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).
Early Childhood Education
Study to work with young children in our M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education.
- DeMello International Center
128 Union Street
New Bedford, MA 02740