Welcome to the LAB
Lesley Apprenticeship in Brookline

The Brookline Public School System, in collaboration with Lesley University, offers an intensive field-based Master’s of Education degree and initial license for individuals who want to be teachers of students with moderate disabilities.


In the LAB teacher candidates are paid a stipend to work as assistant teachers in a Brookline Public School, where they are viewed as members of the faculty and are immersed in the life of the school for an entire academic year.

Why Brookline?

  • » Learn from the best: Brookline Public Schools are nationally recognized for its  dedication to educational excellence.  
  • » Diverse student body: The proximity to the city and a history of educational excellence attract a diverse population to Brookline.
  • » Urban/Suburban setting: There are over 6,000 students in eight K-8 schools and one high school within a geographic area just over five square miles, surrounded by Boston on three sides.  Most schools are accessible by public transportation.