2019-2020 Graduate Academic Catalog


Lesley University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), 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.

The Graduate School of Education is affiliated with the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), and the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) Interstate Agreement.

Lesley University's Educator/Counselor Preparation and Professional Development Program is accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC).

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

The baccalaureate Business Management program in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP).

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 approved by the American Art Therapy Association (AATA), the North Amercan Drama Therapy Association (NADTA), 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.

Accreditations and approvals by state, and by program, may be found in this catalog as "Accreditations and State Approvals".