Education Admission Requirements

Candidates seeking admission to Lasell College's M.Ed. graduate degree programs must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and demonstrate through academic background and/or work experience the ability to succeed in graduate studies. GRE/GMAT scores are not required. Lasell's M.Ed. programs offer Initial and Professional Licensure for:

Admission Requirements Checklist:

  1. Online application
  2. Official transcripts of all college-level coursework *
  3. MTEL Communication & Literacy reading and writing subtests (Information on the MTEL is available here.)
  4. Two letters of recommendation 
  5. A one page personal statement describing your goals, strengths and potential for achievement in graduate school

Recommended minimum GPA of 2.75 in undergraduate coursework. You may complete up to 6 credits as a non-matriculated student while you work toward these requirements, but will not be allowed to register for more than 6 credits.

*Materials should be addressed to:

The Office of Graduate Enrollment
Lasell College
1844 Commonwealth Ave.
Newton, MA 02466

Additional program requirements:
You must complete a course in child or human development by the completion of 18 credits in the M.Ed. program.

Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL)
As an approved Massachusetts teacher licensure program, Lasell incorporates requirements for passing required sections of the MTEL:

  • Communication & Literacy, Reading Subtest - by the completion of 6 graduate credits
  • Communication & Literacy, Writing Subtest - by the completion of 6 graduate credits
  • Foundations of Reading*
  • General Curriculum: Multi-subject*
  • General Curriculum: Math*

*These tests may be completed in any order by the completion of  12, 18 and 27 graduate credits