Lesley University's Online Master's Degrees in Education

Advance your teaching career with a degree from Lesley.

Earn your Professional License - You choose when and where to study!

As a licensed teacher, you’re dedicated to guiding your students to become well-rounded members of society. Backed by Lesley’s long history of training highly qualified educators, you will receive the tools needed to transform your students’ lives.

Take advantage of full- or part-time accelerated 8-week courses asynchronously online. With your busy schedule in mind, our Professional Licensure M.Ed. programs begin at six different times a year with rolling admissions.

Enhance your skills in Math, Science, Literacy, Elementary Ed Generalist, TESOL, or combine certificate programs to design your own Master’s Degree. You’ll receive one-on-one attention in small class sizes from our faculty practitioners, and our academic advisors will support you throughout your program.

Lesley University's Online Master's Degrees in Education

Master of Education (M.Ed.) Programs

Choose from a range of grade levels and subjects
Get your Master of Education (M.Ed.) leading to an Initial teaching license. Already a licensed teacher? Some of our programs can help you lift your Initial teaching license to a Professional one.

Career Outcomes

Alumna Profile
Sydney's Story
Sydney Chaffee's passion for education reform led her to Lesley University, where she earned her master's degree in education in 2007. As a high school humanities teacher, she infuses her lessons with poetry, has pioneered a partnership with a local theater company, and teaches social justice through lessons on Puerto Rico and South Africa. She strives to push herself and her students to learn and grow every day, qualities that made her the 2017 National Teacher of the Year.
The degree employers are looking for.
Lesley graduates go on to rewarding careers in public and private schools, daycare centers, and beyond. That's because our programs are ranked #1 for preparing teachers with the skills Massachusetts employers are seeking, including:
Average salary for teachers in Massachusetts (2021-2022), according to the National Education Association.
Superintendents and other hiring managers across Massachusetts prefer to hire Lesley graduates, reporting that they are best prepared to enter the classroom on day one. (Source: Radius Global Market Research)
Top Schools
Massachusetts ranks as the best state to be a teacher, with some of the highest performing schools and best salaries in the country, according to US News.