2023-2024 Graduate Academic Catalog

Introduction to the Graduate School of Education

Throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and beyond, Lesley has long been identified with the field of education. The professional contributions of its graduates and faculty continue to have a profound impact on the lives and futures of children and adults, from urban schools to rural and suburban school districts, in human service agencies, and in universities.

The Graduate School of Education offers its students a superior education through challenging coursework, experiential exploration, arts, interdisciplinary connections, classroom-based reflection, research, and immersive clinical experiences that model a strong commitment to and belief in cultural pluralism, social justice and equity, inclusive communities, and the integration of technology and the arts in education. These experiences inspire graduates to take leadership roles in helping to initiate reform in their schools and communities, and to contribute to the restructuring of education for future generations.

Programs are offered on campus; online; in off-campus cohort, low residency, and teacher residency models; and through district partnerships.

The education faculty, in their various roles as teacher-mentors, facilitators, researchers, consultants, writers, conference speakers, and members of educational boards and commissions, are the primary force in setting the high academic standards and visionary goals of the Graduate School of Education.