Lesley University, located in Cambridge. Massachusetts, was established in 1909 as an institution focused in the professional instruction for kindergarten teachers. Currently the university offers a much wider range of programs in 23 states and online, but is still very much known for its expertise in providing education to teachers. It is also ranked as a tier 1 university and holds the 77th spot in US News and World Report’s recently released 2011 “Guide to America’s Best Colleges”.
Lesley University offers online degree and certificate programs. It has an adult degree completion program in Business Management and several graduate programs in Education and Environmental Studies. Currently its online certificate programs include Advanced Professional Certificate programs in Autism Spectrum Disorders and Online Teaching.
Admission requirements vary for each graduate program. However, the basic admission requirements for all online programs (including undergraduate and certificate programs) are as follows:
- Application form
- Application Fee
- Official Transcripts
- Personal Statement
Tuition for online programs at Lesley is currently listed at $370 per credit for undergraduate courses and $500 per credit for graduate level courses. Most online programs also require an additional $30 technology fee.
The form of financial aid available to online students vary for each program. However, most programs offer financial aid in the form of payment plans and Federal and State grants and loans. Other forms of aid available include work-study programs, and private loans and scholarships.
Lesley University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Many of its individual programs also have specialized accreditation and approvals.