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

Half the time, twice the classroom experience.

If you want to earn a Master of Education and an Initial teaching license in just over a year of full-time work and study, consider a teacher residency. We partner with a number of Massachusetts schools (and one in Maine) to provide you with an opportunity to actively participate in the life of a school while fulfilling your coursework and student teaching requirements.

Programs begin in June and conclude at the end of the following summer. For all residency programs, costs are lower than for traditional programs, as some classes are taken at the school site at a reduced rate. Costs vary by school. Applications are due no later than May 1.

Please note: The Office of Veterans Affairs has determined that teacher residencies are not eligible for veterans' benefits under the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill.

Summer 2020 Residency Update

Every summer, a new cohort of students starts its teacher residency program by taking courses on the Lesley campus in Cambridge, MA. This summer, for the well-being of our community, and in keeping with federal and state health and safety guidelines related to COVID-19, we have decided to offer all summer learning in a remote format. We will use synchronous online instruction through electronic platforms and tools, as well as assign independent online work that you’ll complete at your own pace.

In addition, we will build a community through online platforms, where you can communicate regularly with your instructors and peers. While we will miss being together in our face-to-face format, we look forward to seeing each other in our virtual courses and community gatherings.

Explore Our Teacher Residency Options

"Lesley's [teacher residency] with Buckingham Browne & Nichols (BB&N) School was the most incredible way to earn my master's degree. Getting a full year of teaching experience with 2 different master teachers and the support of the advisors and staff at BB&N was incredible."
Kate Harney ’12, M.Ed. in Elementary Education