You have personal goals and career ambitions. Our advisors are here to support you as you work to achieve them. In addition to guiding your course selection, your advisor provides both academic and professional mentorship. Prior to your first meeting with your advisor, be sure to search through our complete course catalog on Lesley’s Online Information Service (LOIS).
Graduate School of Education
The Graduate School of Education considers advising an important element of the teaching and learning process. Our advisors will support you throughout your academic experience, to help you define professional aspirations, refine educational goals, and complete important milestones along the path to graduation.
You’ll have two program-affiliated advisors: a professional academic advisor and a faculty mentor, each of whom provide guidance in different areas of your graduate school and professional experiences.
Professional academic advisors are the primary student liaison, facilitating all aspects of the advising process while offering advice on a broad range of topics including university policies, course selection and sequence, registration procedures, and Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) requirements. Faculty advisors help students define a clear pathway to their chosen career and guide them in that capacity throughout the program.
Faculty and professional academic advisors collaborate frequently, jointly advising students on their academic progress and providing information on support opportunities.
Students have access to our Advising Navigation Tool (ANT), an online complement to the guidance provided by their advisors.
Graduate School of Arts & Social Sciences
Our advisors in the Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences will help you meet the specific requirements of your program. Each program provides students with faculty and staff support aligned with the goals and outcomes of the degree.
Your advisor will support you as you select classes and move toward program completion. Advisors provide career and professional advice and guidance along with academic support. Each program advisor can provide more detailed information on the support available.