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School of Humanities, Education, Justice & Social Sciences

Educators & Diversity

In the United States, about 80 to 90 percent of teachers are white, while almost half of the student population are minority students. Professors in the Education program are making strides to bridge this gap by using the latest technological tools, creating specific ELL programs, and participating in state-funded grant programs.


Pathways to Teacher Diversity 

The Lasell University Pathways to Teacher Diversity program creates pathways for diverse undergraduate students who will be invested in serving as educators in their local communities.

Bilingual/English Learners with Disabilities (ELL/SPED)

Lasell University Graduate and Professional Studies offers a Bilingual/English Learners with Disabilities (ELL/SPED) certificate to provide post-baccalaureate students with the knowledge and skills in the Professional Standards for Teachers required by the state of Massachusetts to maintain their licensure requirements for serving English language learners with or without special education needs and students with disabilities who are not English learners.

Colleges of Distinction - Education 2019-2020
Lasell University's education program has been recognized by Colleges of Distinction for its excellent programming. Lasell actively prepares students to thrive outside the classroom in professional settings.


Dr. Claudi Rinaldi

At Lasell, we prepare teachers by providing the curriculum that addresses cultural diversity and responsive practices.

Associate Professor of Education

Read more about Professor Rinaldi