M.Ed. Special Education: Moderate Disabilities (Pre-K - 8)

The Practicum for graduate students pursuing initial licensure in moderate disabilities (grades pre-kindergarten - 8) provides a minimum of 300 hours of student teaching in two different classrooms under the supervision of qualified professionals. These may be full time in an inclusive general education classroom or 75 hours in an inclusive general education classroom and 225 hours in a classroom for students with moderate disabilities. At Lasell, graduate students have the opportunity to choose a Masters in Special Education program that fits their needs with the ultimate goal of obtaining initial and professional licensure in moderate disabilities. View the Master of Education in Moderate Disabilities admission requirements.

Initial Licensure
36 credits

  • 18 credits in required core courses
  • 18 credits in licensure requirements

Professional Licensure
36 credits

  • 18 credits in required core courses
  • 12 credits in licensure requirements
  • 6 credits selected with advisor and department approval

M.Ed. Core Requirements
18 credits

ED711 Designing Curriculum/Assessing Learning for Diverse Learners 3
ED712 Literacy Instruction for Elementary Learners 3
ED713 Identifying/Teaching Children with Reading Difficulties 3
ED761 Sheltered English Immersion* 3
ED771 Understanding/Using Educational Research 3
ED772 Teacher as Researcher 3
ED773 Teacher as Leader 3

 *Students who are already SEI endorsed by the state will take ED773 

Initial Licensure – Moderate Disabilities
18 credits

SPED711 Identifying and Supporting Special Needs Learners 3
SPED712 Curriculum Planning, Modifications, and Resources for Special Needs Learners 3
SPED721 Creating and Maintaining an Inclusive Classroom 3
SPED722 Policy, Law, & Disability 3
SPED795 Practicum for Initial Licensure (Moderate Disabilities, Pre-K-8) 6


Professional Licensure – Moderate Disabilities
12 credits

ED751 Current Issues in Teaching and Learning: Research, Policy, Practice 3
ED752 Collaboration: Connecting School, Family, and Community for Student Success 3
SPED753 Adaptive, Assistive, and Instructional Technology for Special Needs Learners 3
SPED754 Advanced Assessment and Curriculum Modification for Special Needs Learners 3

View our complete graduate course descriptions.

Graduate Info Session
Wednesday, July 15, at 6:30 p.m.