The Education department at Lasell College prepares students for teaching careers through Connected Learning and supportive faculty. The curriculum also allows students to enter the licensure program immediately.

Faculty Bio

Catherine Zeek, Ed.D.Chair of Education; Associate Professor of Education; Director of Center for Teaching and Learning Office: Winslow Putnam Center
Tel: 617-243-2497
Email: czeek@lasell.edu

Students who are preparing for careers in education will find a variety of opportunities in the Education Department. Each program integrates understanding of learning processes, professional skills, and broad-based knowledge of content in the specific field. Lasell College’s Connected Learning approach is incorporated through curriculum based on current practice and research, diverse field-based experiences, and supportive faculty-student relationships. Each program culminates in a capstone experience that features practice-based research with problems arising from and explored in classroom teaching.

Lasell offers state-approved licensure programs at early childhood, elementary, and secondary levels, as well as a non-licensure curriculum & instruction option.

Majors and concentrations offered in the department include the following:

  • Early Childhood Licensure (pre-kindergarten - grade 2): Interdisciplinary Studies major with a concentration in Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education Licensure (grades 1-6): Interdisciplinary Studies, English, or Humanities major with a concentration in Elementary Education
  • Secondary Education Licensure (grades 8- 12): English or History with a concentration in Secondary Education
  • Non-Licensure: Interdisciplinary Studies major with a concentration in Curriculum & Instruction

Students in any of the education programs must meet department standards for progress in their major. A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.75 is required to enter and continue in any education program. In addition to the GPA requirement, students must fulfill the prerequisite of passing both Communication & Literacy subtests of the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) prior to enrollment in any junior-level courses required for an education program. Licensure students must fulfill the prerequisite of passing all required MTEL tests and meeting the 2.75 GPA requirement prior to enrollment in all senior-level courses. (Some individual courses have additional pre-requisites.)

The Education Department also offers a Master of Education Degree with two areas of concentrations: Elementary Education and Moderate Disabilities.

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News Highlight

Lasell Track Star Wins Big at Maccabiah Games  Thursday, August 15, 2013Lasell College senior Chelsea Zeig, who competed in the Maccabiah Games in Israel this summer, has returned home with a life changing experience and a handful of medals.

Featured Event

Lasell College Drama Club Presents "Nine" the Musical  Saturday, December 7, 2013Yamawaki Auditorium