2018-2019 Graduate Academic Catalog

Accreditations

Lesley University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. (NEASC: 3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100, Burlington, MA 01803-4514 Phone: 781-425-7700)

Programs leading to educator licensure are approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Interstate Certification Compact (ICC). 

The Graduate School of Education is affiliated with the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE). Lesley University’s Massachusetts’ educator license programs are recognized in other states through the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) Interstate Agreement 2015-2020.  

The Educator/Counselor Preparation and Professional Development Program at Lesley University is accredited under the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) Quality Principles through the CAEP Accreditation System, for a period of seven years, from 2014 to 2021. The Educator/Counselor Preparation and Professional Development Program at Lesley University will seek accreditation under the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Standards in Fall of 2021. Formed in 2013, CAEP is the single specialized accreditor for educator preparation, and administers TEAC accreditation.


Within the Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences, the Division of Counseling and Psychology offers school guidance counseling and school adjustment counseling Master's degree programs approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (leading to Initial licensure) and the M.A. in Counseling Psychology programs are accredited by the Master's in Psychology Accreditation Council (MPAC). The Division of Expressive Therapies is accredited by the American Art Therapy Association (AATA.), the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA), and the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA).

Lesley University is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Division III.

The College of Art and Design is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).