Lesley College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
The Lesley Normal School was founded in 1909 by Edith Lesley Wolfard as an establishment to give women the right tools to become kindergarten teachers. It has since grown to be the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Lesley University, offering over 20 programs such as education, art therapy, expressive arts therapy, business, global studies, and creative writing.
Students at Lesley are known to be highly motivated and often double major, double minor, or specialize in several areas. Lesley students truly enter their fields with refined training and knowledge, and the field experience to match it.
One of the hallmarks of a Lesley education is its emphasis on experiential learning. Students devote hundreds of hours in their fields in order to gain experience and build their resumes, which is part of the reason for Lesley graduates having a 95% employment rate.
In addition to internships or field placements for education majors, Lesley students are highly involved with programs such as study abroad and alternative spring break. The community service office keeps Lesley students busy getting real world experience throughout the year as well.
At Lesley College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the average class size is 16-20, with classes rarely exceeding 30 students. This intimate environment allows for a lot of individualized instruction and for students to foster personal relationships with their professors.
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