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Interdisciplinary Studies: Education, Curriculum, and Instruction

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Interdisciplinary Studies: Education, Curriculum, and Instruction at Lasell

The B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies: Education, Curriculum, and Instruction degree program prepares students for careers in higher education, nonprofits, private schools, education technology, museums, libraries, and preschools.

This education major offers a non-licensure option to students whose career plans do not require Massachusetts teacher licensure. Students gain knowledge and skills in appropriate pedagogy and content, with the opportunity to design a concentration that fits their particular career focus.

The Education degree program has a Fifth Year option, which allows students to graduate with a Master of Education.

Program Features

  • Students put the strategies and methodologies they have gained into practice through innovative technology, such as TeachLivE which simulates a real classroom.
  • Two on-campus Holway Child Study Centers present students with opportunities to work with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers in various capacities starting in their first days at Lasell.

What You'll Learn

From your first day, you’ll take courses in your major and advance towards graduation with a yearly plan. Not sure what classes to take? We’ll help you create the perfect plan. 

Colleges of Distinction - Education 2020-2021
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.


Learning Outcomes

    • Be an effective and engaging teacher who can create lesson plans for a variety of environments both inside and outside classrooms.
    • Create learning environments to support:
      • learners’ diverse needs (e.g., hearing or vision needs, learning styles, multiple intelligences)
      • students from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds
      • opportunities for all students to demonstrate academic ability
    • Be understanding of own learning style and be able to to evaluate and modify your own teaching methods. plan and implement their own professional development based on their critical reflections.

    For a complete list of courses and Learrning outcomes, view the Academic Catalog >>

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    Career Success with an Education, Curriculum, and Instruction Degree

    Lasell’s degree prepares students for careers in higher education, nonprofits, private schools, education technology, museums, libraries, and preschools.

    Our students have interned with:

    • Newton Public Schools
    • Boston Public Schools
    • Dedham Public Schools
    • Watertown Public Schools
    • Waltham Public Schools
    • Wright-Locke Farm
    • Price Center Organization
    • Habitat for the Homeless
    • Boys and Girls Club of America
    • Perkins International
    • Newton Public Schools Employment and Community Relations Transition Program
    • Public Consulting Group, Inc.










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    This course is a basic survey of human communication, especially interpersonal and group. Attention is given to perception, language and meaning, listening, theories of persuasion, verbal and nonverbal communication, small group discussion, interpersonal conflict, and interviewing. The course focuses on understanding how human communication is fundamentally related to issues of interpersonal relationships; the history of human communication and language development; perception and intrapersonal communication; leadership; group/team work; multicultural diversity in organizations; decision-making; power; public speaking; and ethical challenges. This course helps students to develop and practice skills that will guide effective action in their professional careers and interpersonal relationships. This course includes a Service Learning component.

    ENG208 - The Structure of the English Language

    This course focuses on essential elements of the structure of the English language: its phonology (sound structure), morphology (word structure), and syntax (sentence structure). Students draw on their own knowledge of language as they examine spoken English; they then study the relationship between spoken and written language. As students discuss issues pertinent to teachers and to writers, the relevance of linguistic analysis both to written language development and to writing practice is considered.

    HIST104 - World Civ II:

    This Knowledge Perspective course will provide students with the opportunity to interpret and analyze the complex interrelationships and inequities in human societies in a global historical context. Emphasizing the interrelatedness and mutuality of influence between East and West, we examine questions of exclusiveness, intolerance, and cooperation. Prerequisite: ENG101 with a C or better

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    This course is an introduction to the essentials of Euclidean geometry. Topics covered include: reasoning in mathematics, the relationship between algebra and geometry, analytic geometry, proofs and constructive triangles, circles, quadrilaterals, polygons, surfaces and solids and historical notes about famous geometricians. Prerequisite: MATH 106 with a grade of C or better or demonstrated competency through placement testing.

    PSYC101 - Psychological Perspectives (KP)

    In this course, students learn to think like psychologists as they study classic and contemporary topics in human behavior, feeling, and thought. Students learn to apply psychological perspectives of thought, including biological, cognitive, sociocultural, humanistic, psychodynamic, and behaviorist, to better understand the human experience. Students will learn to use these perspectives to explore how individual behavior is influenced by and influences one’s biology, family, community and society. Topics may include human development, personality, psychopathology, human relationships, language, memory, perceptual processes, and intelligence, among others.

    SCI104 - Science for Educators II (KP)

    This course provides education students with an introduction to earth science, astronomy, and environmental science. Topics include the weather, solar system, stars, the universe, and global pollution. Laboratory experiments are conducted to complement the material covered in lectures. Prerequisite: ED Majors only

    SOC101 - Sociological Imagination (KP)

    In this course we explore our awareness of the relationship between our experience and broader society. How are our lives shaped by our social positions in society – our social class, race, gender, sexual orientation, age, and more? How do the members of different groups view each other and interact with each other? Why do inequalities exist and how do these affect us? How does culture shape our behavior, and why do religions, schools, families, and other institutions remain stable but also change over time?