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Master of Education: Elementary Education (Grades 1 - 6)


Master of Education, Elementary Education

Lasell's M.Ed. in Elementary Education (Grades 1-6) provides the foundation and professional qualifications needed to lead a dynamic, inclusive, and engaging elementary classroom. 

Gain professional licensure to begin or enhance your career as an elementary-level educator
Students in the Master of Education in Elementary Education 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, carry out, and present a personal research project  

Note: Your program may lead to professional licensure which is valid in the state of Massachusetts. Licensure may be valid in other states but may require additional steps and cannot be guaranteed. To learn more about other state licensure reciprocity please visit the NC SARA Professional Licensure Directory 

An in-depth, flexible format

  • 36 credits of coursework: 18 credits in required courses, 18 credits in licensure requirements
  • 300 hours (minimum) of student teaching experience in an elementary classroom
  • Classes run in 8-week sessions.
  • Assignments for each course are on online and complemented by 3 pre-determined on campus meetings.

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 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. This unparalleled opportunity will help to prepare you to be a change agent in the classroom and a leader in the field of elementary education.  

Rewarding careers
Whether you're thinking of beginning a career as an elementary educator or are already working in a classroom and hope to become the teacher of record, Lasell's Master of Education in Elementary Education program will provide rich professional experience and the required licensure to position you to effect real change in the lives of students.  


Concentration Courses
ED720 Mathematics Concepts & Curriculum 3
ED721 Science & Technology Concepts/Curriculum 3
ED722 Social Studies Concepts & Curriculum 3
ED796 Practicum: Elementary 6
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

Additional Requirement:

1 Elective Course (3 credits)

*Students already SEI endorsed by the state will take ED773 - Teacher as Leader instead of ED761 - Sheltered English Immersion

Course Schedule

Spring 2020 Courses

Course Number Name Format Instructor
SPRING MAIN 1/22 - 5/11
ED772 Teacher as Researcher Hybrid Fournier, Richard
ED772 Teacher as Researcher Hybrid Fournier, Richard
ED796 Practicum: Elementary Hybrid Madonna, Jennifer
ED797 Pre-Practicum Hybrid Kelly, Patricia
SPED795 Practicum: Moderate Disabilities PK - 8 Hybrid Madonna, Jennifer
SPRING 1: 1/22 - 3/10
ED721 Science & Technology Concepts/Curriculum Hybrid TBA
SPED712 Curriculum & Resources in SPED Hybrid Rinaldi, Claudia
SPRING 2: 3/23 - 5/11
ED713 Reading Supports for Elementary Learners Hybrid Lefever, Stephanie
SPED721 Inclusive Education Hybrid Madonna, Jennifer

Admission Requirements

Candidates seeking admission to Lasell University'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 are only offered part-time to domestic students.

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. 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.
**Students may be accepted on probation prior to completing the 
MTEL Communication & Literacy subtests, but the Communication & Literacy subtests must be completed before registering for more than 6 credits. 

Materials should be addressed to:

The Office of Graduate Enrollment
Lasell University
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, however, two of which must be passed by the completion of  18 graduate credits. The third MTEL exam must be passed by the completion of 27 graduate credits.