Lesley University Reviews
Lesley University is a small urban school, but provides a quality foundation for students pursuing a degree in education. The professors have real world experience and a plethora of knowledge. I was consistently challenged to become the best educator possible and not settle for being adequate. Many of my skills as a teacher where developed or perfected while working towards my bachelors degree at Lesley University.
I picked this school because I went from a large school of about 1,000 students in my class to 100 and greatly valued the difference. I was able to have close relationships to the teachers and get more effective attention than I would have in larger lecture halls. I gained mentors there that I still like to keep in contact with, because their influence and inspiration they gave me is priceless. I initially chose Lesley because I wanted to be an Art Therapist. However, my first class specializing in that subject made me realize that in wasnt as much of a partnership as I wanted with my patients. I switched to psychology and a minor in studio art to give me a broader spectrum to explore what other interests I wanted to persue. I took a mandatory biology class my first year, and I realized what an effective teacher he was. He was brilliant, with degrees from MIT and USC Berkeley, but was able to break complex concepts into easy to understand building blocks. It was the first time I felt curious and excited since my initial studies, and ended up with a minor in neuroscience. As I told him when I found my passion, he is the reason why I am where I am today. Teachers can be amazing mentors, and I find that the school size allowed me to create relationships that I wouldnt be able to elsewhere.
The resources in the print shop are great! Since class sizes are pretty small, you are able to form a very close relationship with your professors. Classes are roughly 3-6 hours long, so working in a minor might be a tad difficult - especially within the liberal arts college.