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.
The program is comprised of 36 credits of coursework and 300 hours of in-class experience:
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. If you’re seeking initial licensure, our program fits your needs and provides you with the tools and knowledge for a meaningful, rewarding career.
|COURSE CODE||COURSE TITLE||CREDITS|
|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|
|SPED711||Learners with Special Needs||3|
|SPED712||Curriculum & Resources in SPED||3|
|SPED722||Policy, Law, & Disability||3|
|SPED795||Practicum: Moderate Disabilities PK - 8||6|
*Students already SEI endorsed by the state will take ED773 - Teacher as Leader instead of ED761 - Sheltered English Immersion
|Spring Main Session, 1/17-5/4|
|Spring Session I, 1/17-3/7|
|Spring Session II, 3/21-5/9|
|Course Number||Name||Format||Instructor||Day/Time||Session Dates|
|ED 772||Teacher as Researcher (Prereq ED771 B- or better)||Hybrid: On-campus 1/26, 2/16, 3/9, 3/30, 4/13, (Wed)4/26||Hartmann, Elizabeth||R 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM||1/17 - 5/4|
|ED 772||Teacher as Researcher (Prereq ED771 B- or better)||Hybrid: On-campus 1/19, 2/9, 3/2, 3/23, 4/6, (Wed) 4/26||Rinaldi, Claudia||R 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM||1/17 - 5/4|
|ED 796||Practicum: Elementary (Prereq: Permission of Elizabeth Hartmann)||Hybrid: On-campus 1/18, 2/08, 3/08, 4/5, 4/26||Benbasset, Sally||W 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM||1/17 - 5/4|
|SPED 795||Practicum: Moderate Disabilities PK-8 (Prereq: Permission of Elizabeth Hartmann)||Hybrid: On-campus 1/18, 2/08, 3/08, 4/5, 4/26||Benbasset, Sally||W 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM||1/17 - 5/4|
|ED 712||Literacy Instruction: Elementary||Hybrid: On-campus 1/19, 2/16, (Wed) 3/1||Maynard, Amy||R 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM||1/17 - 3/7|
|ED 721||Science & Tech Concepts/Curriculum||Hybrid: On-campus 1/18, 2/8, 3/1||Daley, Michael||W 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM||1/17 - 3/7|
|SPED 712||Curriculum & Resources in Special Education||Hybrid: On-campus 1/18, 2/8, 3/1||Madonna, Jennifer||W 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM||1/17 - 3/7|
|ED 713||Reading Supports for Elem Learners (Prereq: ED712 B- or better)||Hybrid: On-campus 3/21, 4/4, (Wed) 4/26, 5/2||Rinaldi, Claudia||T 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM||3/21 - 5/9|
|SPED 721||Inclusive Education||Hybrid: On-campus 3/22, 4/12, 4/26, 5/3||Madonna, Jennifer||W 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM||3/21 - 5/9|
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. The TOEFL may be waived for students whose native language is English or students who have successfully completed a bachelor's degree at an accredited college/university in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand or Canada. All other applicants must submit a TOEFL/IELTS score.
*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
1844 Commonwealth Ave.
Newton, MA 02466
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:
*These tests may be completed in any order by the completion of 12, 18 and 27 graduate credits
Graduate Open House
Saturday, April 29th @ 10 a.m.