Overview & Career Outcomes

Whether you’re studying for your initial license or gaining a secondary qualification, Lasell’s efficient, flexible, Master of Education program provides everything you need to advance your teaching career —offered online & on-campus.

Why Lasell’s Master of Education Degree?

  • You can complete your program in 24 months.
  • Tuition is a competitive $649 per credit. 
  • All classes are capped at 23 students.
  • There is no GRE/GMAT requirement.

Hear what makes Lasell's Master of Education unique!

Choose from our three degree programs:

Note: Lasell offers licensure and non-licensure degree programs in education that are designed to meet the licensure requirements 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 licensure requirements in other states, please visit the Licensure Disclosure page.

Or our professional certificate program:

Certificate courses that are taken for academic credit may be combined to earn advanced standing in one of Lasell's M.Ed. programs.

The Lasell Experience:

On-Campus class format - Blended classes offer the best of both worlds - combining online instruction with in-person sessions that meet in the evening. Lasell professors are well versed in best practices for online teaching; students are also provided with training and tips to get the most out of their online studies.  

Consistent, cutting-edge curriculum - Our accomplished team of full-time professors all teach from a collaboratively developed curriculum, which guarantees consistency throughout your course of study. In both our Elementary Education and Special Education: Moderate Disabilities programs, we incorporate standards-based instruction, Universal Design for Learning (UDL) techniques, and School-wide Multi-tiered System of Supports (MTSS) standards throughout the curriculum that prepare participants for success as classroom teachers.  

Flexible and efficient - Complete your education degree in two years by taking courses in concentrated, eight-week modules.

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At Lasell, our curriculum provides you with the foundation of education, research, evaluation and education policy and will prepare you with teaching strategies to become a highly effective educator. Get information on our Course Schedules


Education 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 offers M.Ed. programs for:

Admission Requirements Checklist:

  1. Online application
  2. Official transcripts of all college-level coursework *
  3. A one-page personal statement describing your goals, strengths, and potential for achievement in graduate school
  4. Resume

MTELS are not required for admission but will need to pass the exam before their practicum.

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.

International Applicants:

This program is not F-1 eligible, international applicants can only be considered for the online curriculum option.

All International applicants need to submit English equivalency from one of the following: TOEFL scores: minimum required score is 80 (iBT) or IELTS, minimum required score is 6.0; or Pearson PTE Academic minimum score is 53; or Duolingo minimum required score is 105. The English equivalency scores may be waived for international applicants who have earned a bachelor's degree at an accredited college/university in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, or Canada.

For additional requirements please visit our International Admission Requirement page.

Materials should be submitted through MyPortal or emailed to gradinfo@lasell.edu:
The Office of Graduate Enrollment
Lasell University
1844 Commonwealth Ave.
Newton, MA 02466

Questions about your application? Call/text us today at 617-243-2400!

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)

The Practicum for students pursuing initial licensure in elementary education (grades 1 - 6) provides a minimum of 300 hours of student teaching experience in an elementary classroom under the supervision of a qualified professional.

The elective is chosen with Advisor from ED or SPED offerings.  Initial Licensure track curriculum is as follows:

  • 18 credits in required core courses
  • 18 credits in licensure requirements


The Education Department will review your transcripts for evidence of completing coursework in areas on the MTEL General Curriculum tests. You may be advised to complete additional coursework to support your success in the program. In particular, you MUST complete a course in child or human development by the completion of 18 credits in the M.Ed. program.MTEL
As an approved Massachusetts teacher licensure program, Lasell incorporates requirements for passing required sections of the licensure test, MTEL:

Communication & Literacy, reading subtest By the completion of 6 graduate credits
Communication & Literacy, writing subtest By the completion of 6 graduate credits
Pass any two of the following: (1) General Curriculum, multi-subject, (2) General Curriculum, mathematics, or (3) Foundations of reading By the completion of 18 graduate credits
Pass all of the following: (1) General Curriculum, multi-subject, (2) General Curriculum, mathematics, or (3) Foundations of reading Before entering the practicum