What course types does Lesley offer?

Modified on Wed, 20 Jul 2022 at 10:52 AM

Lesley offers four course delivery modes to fit the anticipated needs and desires of students and faculty. The following guide will help you identify each delivery mode when browsing the Course Catalog.



In person with your instructor on the Lesley campus or in another location

  • Includes Hybrid options (a blend of face-to-face and online course meetings). Course sections will start with “HYB.”
  • Partnerships/teacher residencies meet in assigned locations.
  • Offerings are limited due to social distancing.
  • Look for course types: FMT—Face-to-Face or FMT—Hybrid Course.



Delivered virtually

  • Synchronous: Attend virtual class meetings held at required scheduled times. Course sections will start with “V.”
  • Asynchronous: Independent learning—course content delivered fully online with no set meetings.
  • Look for course types: FMT—Online Synchronous or FMT—Online Asynchronous.



Brief campus visits + distance learning

  • Visit campus for a 1-week or 3-week residency period of activities & lectures.
  • When not on campus, continue studies online with faculty.
  • Look for course type: FMT—Low Residency.



Choose your own learning path

  • A flexible course structure allows students to choose either a partial face-to-face option or a fully synchronous virtual option.
  • Choose the format that works for you this semester.
  • Look for course types: FMT—HyFlex In-Person/Virtual or FMT— HyFlex Virtual Only.
  • Course sections will start with “H” and end in either X, Y, or Z.
    • X = attend in person day 1, virtual day 2
    • Y = attend virtual day 1, in person day 2
    • Z = attend virtually all sessions


Not all courses will be offered in all delivery models. Cohort students will take courses together either off-campus or virtually. Please review all course details to learn about the course’s delivery options.

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