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Lesley University

29 Everett St, Cambridge, MA 02138-2790
Phone: 617-868-9600

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Editor's Notes

Lesley University offers a highly respected TESOL certification program that delivers all of the knowledge needed for graduates to help teach their students the English language. It is an 18 credit program that is made up of 6 courses. The program is available entirely online and meets all endorsement requirements for several states. It also meets all TESOL standards from the NCATE. The program ranks well on the US News and World Report rankings, and is taught by experienced faculty who also teach the on campus programs offered by the school, helping to further enhance the results of the program's completion.




  • Tuition for full time TESOL students (In State): $15,660
  • Graduate Out of State Tuition: $15,660
  • Average Books/Supplies Cost: $700
  • Off Campus Room Board Average Cost: $6,725
* Based on 2012 data

TESOL Degrees Offered:

  • M.Ed. in Elementary Education (1-6) and English as a Second Language (ESL) (PreK-6)
  • M.Ed. in Elementary (1-6) with Add-License Preparation for English as a Second Language (Elementary Education Urban Initiative)
  • License Only: English as a Second Language (PreK-6) leading to Initial License in ESL
  • Advanced Professional Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Graduation Stats

Program Level Awarded
Education, Other. Certificate 11
History Teacher Education. Masters 17
Education, General. Doctorate 20
Special Education and Teaching, General. Masters 149
Elementary Education and Teaching. Masters 145
Curriculum and Instruction. Certificate 0
Social Studies Teacher Education. Masters 0
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other. Masters 16
Reading Teacher Education. Masters 12
Educational/Instructional Technology. Bachelors 0
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs. Masters 8
Computer Teacher Education. Certificate 25
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching. Masters 25
English/Language Arts Teacher Education. Masters 13
Mathematics Teacher Education. Masters 101
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education. Masters 5
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services. Masters 16

Tuition & Financial Aid

  • Campus Setting: City - Midsize
  • Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 12 to 1
  • Total Enrollment: 3960

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