Fall 2021 Reopening Plans
We will reopen our campuses for classes, activities, and residential living in Fall 2021. Find the latest information on our Fall 2021 Plan page.

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 GI Bill®




Summer Residency Update

Every summer, a new cohort of students starts its teacher residency program by taking courses on the Lesley campus in Cambridge, MA. In summer 2020, for the well-being of our community, and in keeping with federal and state health and safety guidelines related to COVID-19, we offered all summer learning in a remote format, which is continuing through the school year.

We are using synchronous online instruction through electronic platforms and tools, complemented by independent online work. We have built a community through online platforms, where students communicate regularly with instructors and peers, and meet in virtual courses and community gatherings. 

We don't yet know if our cohorts be meeting remotely in summer 2021, but will update this page as soon as we do. Either way, we will work to ensure you have the best learning experience possible.

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