Masters in Education: Special Ed / Moderate Disabilities

Overview

Master of Education

Lasell’s M.Ed. in Special Education: Moderate Disabilities (grades Pre-K-8) will prepare you to educate students with moderate disabilities in both inclusive general education classrooms and classrooms specifically created for students with learning challenges. Coursework includes identifying and supporting special needs learners; curriculum development and assessment for a diverse range of students; creating and maintaining an inclusive classroom; current policy, research, and strategies for maximizing student success; and an immersive practicum that allows you to put your learning into practice. Whether you’re seeking initial or professional licensure, our program fits your needs and provides you with the tools and knowledge for a meaningful, rewarding career.

The program is comprised of:

  • 36 credits of coursework
    • Initial Licensure:
      • 18 credits in required courses
      • 18 credits in licensure requirements
    • Professional Licensure:
      • 18 credits in required core courses
      • 12 credits in licensure requirements
      • 6 credits selected with your advisor or department approval
  • 300 hours (min.) of student teaching experience in two classrooms (including inclusive general education classrooms) under the supervision of a qualified professional

Curriculum

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS
Core Courses
ED711 Curriculum & Assessment Diverse Learners 3
ED712 Literacy Instruction: Elementary 3
ED713 Reading Supports for Elementary Learners 3
ED761 Sheltered English Immersion 3
ED771 Understanding/Using Educational Research 3
ED772 Teacher as Researcher 3
ED773 Teacher as Leader 3
Initial Licensure
SPED711 Learners with Special Needs 3
SPED712 Curriculum & Resources in SPED 3
SPED721 Inclusive Education 3
SPED722 Policy, Law, & Disability 3
SPED795 Practicum: Moderate Disabilities PK - 8 6
Professional Licensure
ED751 Research, Policy, Practice in Education 3
ED752 Collaboration for Student Success 3
SPED753 Assistive Technology in Education 3
SPED754 Advanced Assessment & Modification 3

Course Schedule

Summer 2015 Course Schedule

Summer Session I, 5/19-7/7
Summer Session II, 7/8-8/26

 

Course NumberNameFormatDay/TimeSession Dates
ED 711 Curriculum & Assessment Diverse Learners Hybrid R. 5/21, 6/11, & 6/25: 6:30-9 5/19-7/7
ED 711.B Curriculum & Assessment Diverse Learners Hybrid TBA 5/19-7/7
ED 761 Sheltered English Immersion Hybrid T. 5/19, 6/9, & 6/30: 6:30-9 5/19-7/7
SPED 722 Policy, Law, & Disability Online Summer II 7/8-8/26

Fall 2015 Course Schedule

Fall Main Session, 9/8-12/18
Fall Session I, 9/8-10/27
Fall Session II, 10/28-12/16

 

Course NumberNameFormatDay/TimeSession Dates
ED 771 Understanding/Using Education Research* Hybrid R. 9/17, 10/15,11/19, 12/10 6:30-9 9/8-12/18
ED 796 Practicum: Elementary* Hybrid W. 9/9, 10/7, 11/4, 12/2, 12/10: 6:30-9 9/8-12/18
SPED 795 Practicum: Moderate Disabilities PK - 8* Hybrid W. 9/9, 10/7, 11/4, 12/2, 12/10: 6:30-9 9/8-12/18
ED 713 Reading Supports for Elementary Learners (Prereq: ED 712) Hybrid W. 9/9, 9/30, 10/21: 6:30-9 9/8-10/27
ED 720 Mathematics Concepts & Curriculum (Prereq: ED 713) Hybrid R. 9/10, 10/1, 10/22: 6:30-9 9/8-10/27
SPED 711 Learners with Special Needs Hybrid R. 9/10, 10/1, 10/22: 6:30-9 9/8-10/27
ED 712 Literacy Instruction: Elementary Hybrid R. 10/29, 11/19, 12/3 6:30-9 10/28-12/16
ED 761 Sheltered English Immersion Hybrid W. 10/28, 11/18, 12/2 6:30-9 10/28-12/16
ED 773 Teacher as Leader* Hybrid W. 10/28, 11/18, 12/2, & Thurs. 12/10 6:30-9 10/28-12/16

*Prereq: Instructor Permission