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Preparing Educators to Become Changemakers and Lifelong Learners

Lesley’s Graduate School of Education has earned a reputation as New England’s largest and most respected provider of teacher preparation programs. Whether you’re thinking about becoming a teacher or are already teaching, we offer programs and supports that ensure you’ll be the best teacher you can be. 

We specialize in integrating the arts, literacy, technology, and strategies for meeting the needs of diverse learners into all our licensure, professional development, and doctoral programs. Choose from on-campus, off-campus, online, and residency program formats that fit your schedule, needs, and goals.  

With our small class sizes, faculty support, and a collaborative environment, you’ll become a vital member of our learning community. And as a Lesley graduate, you’ll join an extensive network of alumni educators who are making a difference in students’ lives across the country and around the world. You can also join our New Teacher Community, which will assist you in your early teaching years with workshops, grants, and support groups.

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What makes teaching important is your impact on individual students, and the ripple effect on affecting large numbers of students over many years. Everyone has had one teacher who stood out as a person they admired and who made a difference in their lives—and they remember that teacher for the rest of their lives.
Brenda Matthis, Associate Professor

Professional Development Centers

Center for Reading Recovery and
Literacy Collaborative

Headed by literacy expert and author Irene Fountas, the center is a national leader in literacy research, professional development, and school programs for grades PreK–8. We run workshops, institutes, and courses in Cambridge and in school districts, as well as the annual Literacy for All Conference. 

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Center for Inclusive and Special Education

The Center for Inclusive and Special Education is dedicated to supporting educators, families, and communities in meeting the needs of all learners. We are guided by a philosophy that presumes the competence of all people in their different ways of knowing, learning, and expressing. We are also the home to the Lesley Institute for Trauma Sensitivity, which advances the development of trauma-sensitive learning environments.

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Center for Mathematics Achievement

We assist teachers, coaches, specialists, teacher leaders, and administrators in honing and deepening mathematics content knowledge through workshops, professional development, and consultation at school and district sites. We believe that educators who have enriched their own mathematical content knowledge are better equipped to provide more effective mathematics opportunities for their students.

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STEAM Learning Lab

The Lesley STEAM Learning Lab provides a new way for our students and community partners to engage in inquiry-based exploration. The Learning Lab is a space where students can come together to imagine, build, and invent.

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