2016-2017 Graduate Academic Catalog

Collaborative Internship Programs

Lesley University Graduate School of Education's affiliations with seven independent schools and four public school districts offer students the opportunity to complete a full-year field placement while taking graduate education courses that lead to a Master's degree and, with the exception of Berwick Academy as noted below, an Initial teacher license in early childhood, elementary, middle school, moderate disabilities, and severe disabilities. These programs connect theory with practice in an integrated manner and include courses and seminars held at the school sites as well as at the Lesley University campus in Cambridge.

The programs are completed in approximately fourteen months, beginning in the summer and finishing at the end of the following summer. Student-teacher interns in the Collaborative Internship Programs actively participate in all aspects of school and classroom life: working with students, developing curriculum, participating in teacher-parent conferences, and joining in many other school activities.

Participating schools include:

Belmont Day School, Belmont, MA

Berwick Academy, South Berwick, ME (non-licensure programs only)

Brookline Public Schools, Brookline, MA

Brookwood School, Manchester, NH

Buckingham Browne & Nichols School, Cambridge, MA

Carroll School, Lincoln, MA

Hillside Elementary School, Needham, MA

Newton Public Schools, Newton, MA

The Pike School, Andover, MA

Shady Hill School, Cambridge, MA

Westwood Public Schools, Westwood, MA