Special 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.
Gain licensure and key skills to begin or enhance a rewarding career as a special needs educator
Students in the Master of Education in Special Education/Moderate Disabilities program will learn to:
An in-depth, flexible format
The Lasell Master of Education: Special Education/Moderate Disabilities are taught by seasoned, full-time faculty members. They are not only dedicated educators, but also expert practitioners in the field of special education. As such, they are well versed in current trends and practices in school districts, engaged in meaningful research, and participate regularly in professional conferences. Lasell professors are invested in forging real relationships and consistently go the extra mile to counsel and mentor their students.
Rich practical and professional experience
Students in the program benefit from unique professional experiences, including everything from attending national conferences to undertaking self-driven research projects. Put your learning in the area of special education into practice through an immersive practicum - a research project that involves designing and executing an in-depth study on a topic of interest. By integrating hands-on learning with your classroom studies, Lasell will help prepare you to become a change agent in the classroom and a leader in the field of special education.
Whether you're thinking of beginning a career as an educator or are already working in a classroom and hope to become the teacher of record, Lasell will provide rich professional experience and the required licensure to position you to effect real change in the lives of students.
|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 - 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.|
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. programs are only offered part-time to domestic students.
*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
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
Tuesday, January 29 @ 6:30 p.m.