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Individually Designed Program for Educators

Master of Education (M.Ed.): Teacher Residency

Plan a degree program that meets your needs.

Design a program that’s right for you. Through this flexible M.Ed. program, you can create an individualized course of study that aligns with your career goals and interests. You’ll work with an academic or faculty advisor to choose courses that allow you to pursue a specialization, an endorsement or add-on license, or interdisciplinary work in the topics that interest you most. Take this program on campus, with a variety of online courses, completely online, or as a teacher residency at Berwick Academy in Maine.

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Nine of your eleven courses will be electives, while the final two will be required research courses designed to help you consolidate your coursework and develop an immersive action-research study.

You may choose to fulfill some of your elective courses by completing one of our graduate education certificates, which will show as a specialization on your transcript.

Then, with the skills needed for a rewarding career, you'll graduate from the university that educates more teachers than anyone else in New England. In fact, more than 4,500 people have earned a teaching degree here in just the last five years. Employers in Massachusetts prefer to hire Lesley graduates, saying they are best prepared to enter the classroom on day one. 

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Program Structure

Full-time or part-time on-campus, online, or accelerated full-time teacher residency program

33 Credits
On-Campus Graduate Education Programs

Our on-campus programs are offered in a combination of face-to-face, remote synchronous via Zoom, or asynchronous online courses. Whatever the delivery mode, you'll get the same careful attention and support from our dedicated faculty and staff.

Please contact luadmissions@lesley.edu if you have any questions.

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Online Option

Take all of your courses online, choosing from a variety of classes to pursue a specialization, interdisciplinary plan, or endorsement or add-on license.

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Yearlong Teacher Residency Option

Finish your degree in just over a year—with double the teaching experience and at a reduced cost—as a resident intern at Berwick Academy in South Berwick, Maine. In this program format, you participate full-time in the life of the school, and take classes at both the school site and Lesley.

Apply by May 1, 2023, to start this program in Summer, 2023, at Berwick Academy.

National average salary for teachers.
Graduates with master's degrees in education enjoy excellent employment opportunities, with average salaries of over $65,000 a year. In Massachusetts, the average was $86,755.

Source: National Education Association, Ranking of the States 2021 and Estimates of School Statistics 2022 (April 2022)
The degree employers are looking for.
Lesley graduates go on to rewarding careers in public and private schools, charter schools, and beyond. That's because our programs are ranked #1 for preparing teachers with the skills Massachusetts employers are seeking, including:


Total approximate cost for this master's degree program. Tuition and fees are for the 2023-2024 academic year.
Individually Designed Program for Educators
Teacher Residency

Teacher Residency pricing varies from school to school. Contact Graduate Admissions for pricing information at 888.LESLEY.U / 617.349.8300 or luadmissions@lesley.edu.

The Office of Veterans Affairs has determined that Teacher Residency programs are not eligible Veteran’s Benefits under the Post 9/11 GI Bill®.

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Your degree is an investment, and we're committed to ensuring its value. That's why we offer the best teacher education in Massachusetts at competitive tuition rates.
We'll help ensure your degree is as affordable as possible. Use our step-by-step guide to apply for federal and university funding. Scholarships, grants, Work-Study, and loans. It’s all right here.

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