Master of Education: Curriculum, Leadership, and Inclusion


Master of Education in Curriculum, Leadership, & Inclusion

Lasell's M.Ed. in Curriculum, Leadership, and Inclusion (grades pre-K - 8) provides the foundation and professional qualifications needed to lead a dynamic, inclusive, and engaging classroom and to provide coaching and leadership support to teachers in the field.

Gain professional qualifications to begin or enhance your career as an elementary-level educator
Students in the Master of Education in Curriculum, Leadership, and Inclusion program will:

  • Explore and master teaching techniques for a diverse range of learners
  • Engage with current educational policy and research
  • Hone skills in curriculum development and student assessment
  • Develop and present a personal research-based leadership professional project to apply in their practice as a teacher, coach, or school leader.

An in-depth, flexible format

  • 36 credits of coursework: 18 credits in required courses, 18 credits in focus areas of leadership and inclusion
  • The program is done in our blended format, which combines on-campus coursework with online learning
  • 8-week modules are flexible, convenient, and affordable
  • Options for licensure in Elementary 1-6th grade or Moderate Disabilities Pre-K-to 8th grade can be secured through our other master’s programs. Certificate program in Teaching Bilingual English Learners with Disabilities is also available.

A community of learners 
Our faculty is made up of experts in elementary education who are well versed in current trends and practices, engaged in meaningful research and publication, and present regularly at conferences. Lasell professors are invested in forging real relationships and consistently go the extra mile to counsel and mentor their students.

Valuable professional experiences
Put your learning into practice through an immersive practicum: a research project that provides students the opportunity to design and execute an in-depth study on a topic of interest that can be applied to your role in schools as a teacher, coach, specialist or school and district leader. This unparalleled opportunity will help to prepare you to be a change agent in the classroom and a leader in the field of education.  

Rewarding careers
Whether you're thinking of beginning a career as an elementary educator or are already working in a classroom or school and hope to become a school or district leader, Lasell's Master of Education in Curriculum, Leadership, and Inclusion program will provide rich professional experience and leadership preparation to position you to effect real change in the lives of of all students.  


Core Courses
ED711 Curriculum & Assessment Diverse Learners 3
ED712 Literacy Instruction: Elementary 3
ED713 Reading Supports for Elementary Learners 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
SPED721 Inclusive Education 3
SPED722 Policy, Law, & Disability 3

Two Electives: 6 credits
Students may take any courses offered at the graduate level to fulfill their elective credits

* courses that require a minimum of 12 hours in school settings

Course Schedule

Spring 2019

Course NumberNameFormatInstructorDay/Time
SPRING MAIN - 1/15-5/6
ED722 Teacher as Researcher (Prereq: ED771 Lecture) Hybrid: On-campus: 1/17,2/14 3/7, 4/4 & 4/24 (symposium) Richard Fournier R 6:30 - 9 p.m.
ED796 Practicum: Elementary (Prereq: Permission from: Prof. Elizabeth Hartmann) Hybrid: On-campus: 1/24, 2/28, 3/28 & 4/24 (symposium) Joni Magee R 6:30 - 9 p.m.
ED797 Pre-Practicum (Prereq: Permission from: Prof. Elizabeth Hartmann) Deborah Maniace Offsite
SPED795 Practicum: Moderate Disabilities PK - 8 (Prereq: Permission from: Prof. Elizabeth Hartmann) Hybrid: On-campus: 1/24, 2/28, 3/28 & 4/24 (symposium) Joni Magee R 6:30 - 9 p.m.
SPRING 1: 1/15 - 3/5
ED712 The Criminal Justice System & Process Hybrid: On-campus 1/17, 2/7, 2/28 Amy Maynard R 6:30 -   9 p.m.
ED721 Science & Technology Concepts/Curriculum Hybrid: On-campus 1/16, 2/6, 2/27 Michael Daley W 6:30 -   9 p.m.
SPED712 Curriculum & Resources in SPED Hybrid: On-campus 1/16, 2/6, 2/27 Jennifer Madonna W 6:30 -   9 p.m.
SPRING 2: 3/18 - 5/6
ED713 Reading Supports for Elementary Learners Hybrid: On-campus 3/19, 4/9, 3/30 (4/24 - Symposium - Optional) Amy Maynard T 6:30 - 9 p.m.
SPED721 Inclusive Education Hybrid: On-campus 3/20, 4/10, 5/1 (4/24 - Symposium - Optional) Jennifer Madonna W 6:30 - 9 p.m.

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. graduate degree programs are only offered part-time to domestic students.

Admission Requirements Checklist:

  1. Online application
  2. Official transcripts of all college-level coursework *
  3. Two professional letters of recommendation from either faculty or employers
  4. A one page personal statement describing your goals, strengths, and potential for achievement in graduate school
  5. Resume

*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.