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Majors 12 Programs

Bachelor of Science

Turn your associate’s degree into a bachelor’s degree through Lesley University in just two years. All courses are taught by Lesley faculty at the Bunker Hill Community College campus in Charlestown, Massachusetts.
Earn your bachelor's degree through Lesley University in New Bedford, Massachusetts. If you live or work in Bristol County, you can take classes taught by Lesley faculty without having to travel to Cambridge.
Lesley’s online Bachelor of Science in Business Management prepares you for the challenges of the modern workplace. You’ll learn to become an effective manager as you study the latest leadership approaches. Our curriculum features coursework in economics, organizational behavior, technology, and more so that you have the skills you need to solve problems ethically and creatively. This degree also features specialization options in marketing and non-profit management, allowing you to choose a path of study that’s most relevant to your career goals.
The online Bachelor of Science in Design for User Experience program teaches you to create intuitive design experiences across products, services, and systems. Our hands-on curriculum is grounded in graphic design principles and puts people at the center of the design process. Through interdisciplinary, collaborative coursework, you can learn design skills to build out websites, mobile applications, product interfaces, and more. You’ll graduate with a portfolio that highlights what you’ve learned and shows employers what you can do.
Take courses at the Bunker Hill Community College campus or the Urban College of Boston campus and complete your bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Studies through Lesley University. To be eligible, you must have completed an associate degree.
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With a human services career, you can become a powerful influence for positive change, helping children, adolescents, and adults access the assistance and resources they need. Make a difference in your community with the online BS in Human Services from Lesley University.
With a human services career, you can become a powerful influence for positive change, helping children, adolescents, and adults access the assistance and resources they need. Make a difference in your community with the BS in Human Services from Lesley University.

Bachelor of Arts

Our online Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Humanities is focused on helping you develop core skills to help you excel in many career paths.
Create a personalized plan of study based on your specific interests and chosen professional path. You can choose from areas of focus that prepare you for the job you want, including developmental psychology, human services, business management, and more. Through your chosen coursework, you’ll learn skills that make sense for where you want your career to take you.
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Earn your Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) in liberal studies with a completely customizable area of study. This is a perfect opportunity to design a program of coursework that is specific to your background or individual goals.
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You’ll gain a thorough understanding of psychological theories and approaches in Lesley University’s online BA in Psychology.
Take courses on the Bunker Hill Community College campus, at the Demello International Center in New Bedford, and online to earn your bachelor’s degree in psychology through Lesley University.

Minors 3 Programs

Minor

Masters 16 Programs

Master of Education

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In this master's program, learn skills that will engage students in computer science skills and concepts.
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Teacher Residency
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Teacher Residency
Prepare to nurture the social, emotional, and intellectual development of PreK-2 children. Explore teaching methods that will help you inspire in your students a lifelong love of learning. Gain rich experience and prepare for a rewarding career.
Explore current educational practices, curriculum theory and development, and equity in education. Get a firm foundation in curriculum and instruction; content areas such as arts, science, mathematics, technology; and ELL, math, and literacy.
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Expand your content knowledge while gaining strategies for engaging students and preparing them for college and careers. Choose from English, history, math, biology, chemistry, earth and space science, physics, or social sciences, and become a highly effective licensed educator.
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Be a teacher who can effectively teach students with moderate learning disabilities in both special education and inclusive classrooms. Study instruction, current issues and laws, and how to provide all students with full access to learning.
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Become a teacher who can educate students with moderate learning disabilities. Prepare to teach in special education and inclusive classrooms. Study instruction, current issues and laws, and how to provide all students with full access to learning.
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Prepare to educate and encourage students with severe disabilities. Make a meaningful difference for those with complex learning needs by providing access to curriculum, behavior support, skills development, and quality of life options.
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Design an advanced degree based on your professional and personal goals. Pursue a specialization or choose a variety of courses from across the university, and take a combination of face-to-face and online courses.
Create arts-infused curriculum to strengthen student learning. Gain a foundation in the newest research on arts-informed teaching approaches. And prepare to use the arts to engage students with diverse learning styles and needs.
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Deepen your understanding of literacy, and learn innovative ways to incorporate reading and writing to help all students communicate effectively. Coursework includes topics like content literacy, literature, assessment, struggling learners, and more.
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Combine in-depth study of grades 1-8 mathematics content with classroom strategies to help you develop effective teaching methods. Topics include statistics, geometry, algebra, calculus, assessment, meeting diverse student needs, and more.
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Learn the vital skills needed to teach middle school students English, general science, history, humanities, math/science, math, or social sciences.
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Make a real difference in students’ lives by turning your passion for literacy into career as a school or district reading specialist. In this highly-regarded program, you’ll gain expertise you can apply to a variety of settings and roles.
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This interactive program allows those responsible for elementary or middle school science to expand their knowledge of content, assessment, and classroom strategies. Take courses in STEM, earth and space science, mechanics, chemistry, and more.
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Prepare to effectively teach English to speakers of other languages. Gain an Initial Massachusetts license in English as a Second Language (ESL), and prepare for a rewarding career.

Master of Science

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Lesley’s online Master of Science in Management program is designed for business professionals looking to hone their skills in leadership, problem-solving, analysis, and more. The curriculum focuses on the latest management approaches and combines theory with real-world case studies that you can apply directly in the workplace. In this program, you’ll complete coursework that’s relevant to today’s diverse workforce. You can also choose to specialize your studies and gain competencies that will put you on the path to continued career success.

License Only 6 Programs

License Only

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In this license-only program, learn skills that will engage grade 5-12 students in computer science skills and concepts.
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Gain valuable skills and credentials for teaching English language learners (ELLs). This license-only program gives you new career opportunities and the ability to help students make significant strides.
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Gain valuable skills and credentials for teaching English language learners (ELLs). This license-only program gives you new career opportunities and the ability to help students make significant strides.
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A program for career changers and others who would like a high school teaching license but do not require a Master's degree. Teach English, history, math, biology, chemistry, earth and space science, physics, or social sciences. Expand your content knowledge while gaining strategies for engaging students and preparing them for college and careers.
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Turn your area of expertise into a rewarding career teaching middle school students English, general science, history, humanities, math/science, math, or social sciences. Learn about adolescent development, designing appropriate curriculum and learning environments, and classroom management strategies.
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Positively impact students’ lives as a school or district reading specialist. If you have a master’s degree and an appropriate teaching license, you can get your reading specialist license and move your initial license to the professional level.

Certificates 12 Programs

Graduate Certificate Programs

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Get advanced training in infusing the curriculum with the arts. Explore music, drama, poetry, visual arts, and more to create strategies for teaching and learning.
Prepare to support and advocate for children with ASD. Explore research and issues, challenges of the criminal justice system, transition to adulthood, and how to focus on individual strengths. Learn to be an ally for people with disabilities.
Develop skills in K-8 reading, writing, word study/phonics, and more. Learn responsive and differentiated teaching approaches to create a supportive learning environment. Take courses that include guided reading, texts, and reading and writing workshops.
This graduate certificate program is designed for literacy coaches, teacher leaders, or administrators who want to gain expertise in literacy coaching, shared leadership, and developing a culture of professional learning within a school or across a district.
Expand skills in K-8 content literacy, teaching writing, literature, linguistics, and applying learning across diverse populations. Learn to use technology to support writers, and take an elective in either TESOL or culturally responsive teaching.
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Learn to deliver complex mathematics content, and gain strategies to engage your students as they develop math skills. Study number theory, algebra, geometry, data analysis, calculus, and more, and choose an elective that further boosts your skills.
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This hands-on program focuses on how to deliver grades 1-8 science content for effective learning. Coursework includes physical science and STEM, along with electives in relevant areas such as mechanics, life science, robotics, engineering, and more.
For licensed teachers, this certificate will expand your skills in teaching English language learners. Learn practical strategies, theory, linguistic development, and culturally responsive teaching. Program aligns with national standards.
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Learn to support students with autism so they can reach their full potential. This certificate prepares you to teach in settings from PreK through transition to adulthood. Study aspects of autism from diagnosis to curriculum planning and advocacy.

Certificate

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Develop and expand your Graphic Design skills with this online certificate in as little as 3 semesters. To be eligible, you must have already completed a bachelor’s degree program.
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Develop and expand your skills and knowledge in User Experience with this online certificate program in as little as 3 semesters. To be eligible, you must have already completed a bachelor's degree program.
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Develop and expand your Web Design skills with this online certificate in as little as 3 semesters. To be eligible, you must have already completed a bachelor’s degree program.