Overview & Career Outcomes

Lasell's M.Ed. in Curriculum, Leadership, and Inclusion (grades Pre K - 8) provides the foundation and professional qualifications needed to lead a dynamic, inclusive, and engaging classroom and to provide coaching and leadership support to teachers in the field. Gain professional qualifications to begin or enhance your career as an elementary-level educator.  This program offers 3 concentrations to allow you the flexibility to dig deeper into topics that interest you. 

3 Concentrations

  • Special Education - The Master of Curriculum, Leadership, and Inclusion with a concentration in Special Education allows you to combine the benefits of a leadership-focused M.Ed. with a deeper dive into special education/disability policy, practice, and curriculum development.
  • Elementary Literacy - The Master of Curriculum, Leadership, and Inclusion with a concentration in elementary literacy allows you to combine the benefits of a leadership-focused M.Ed. with a deeper dive into literacy instruction, assessment, and curriculum development. 
  • Bilingual Education - The Master of Curriculum, Leadership, and Inclusion with a concentration in bilingual education allows you to combine the benefits of a leadership-focused M.Ed. with a deeper dive into bilingual and special education policies, assessment, and curriculum design. This concentration leads to a certificate in teaching learners with disabilities.

What you will learn 

  • Be a leader that addresses the growing diversity of student needs in schools, not-for-profits, and other education-related contexts nationally and internationally.
  • Respond to the needs of society, including addressing cultural and linguistic diversity, academic differences and disability, marginalization and discrimination in education. curriculum, and application and evaluation of inclusive models of instruction and leadership.
  • Consume and understand the latest educational research and link the research to practice, divide and address societal issues related to activism, advocacy, and education for all students.

Hear how this program will prepare you to be an innovative leader in education.

An in-depth, flexible format

  • The program is done in our blended format, which combines on-campus coursework with online learning
  • 8-week modules are flexible, convenient, and affordable
  • Options for licensure in Elementary 1-6th grade or Moderate Disabilities Pre K through 8th grade can be secured through our other master’s programs. A Certificate program in Teaching Bilingual English Learners with Disabilities is also available.

A community of learners 

Our faculty comprises of experts in elementary education who are well-versed in current trends and practices, engaged in meaningful research and publication, and regularly present 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 allows students to design and execute an in-depth study on a topic of interest that can be applied to your role in schools as a teacher, coach, specialist, or school and district leader. This unparalleled opportunity will help to prepare you to be a change agent in the classroom and a leader in the field of education.  

Rewarding careers

Lasell's Master of Curriculum, Leadership & Inclusion program will provide rich professional experience to position you to effect real change in students' lives. Below is a sample of school districts where our M.Ed. graduates have job placements:

Acton, Arlington, Avon, Bedford, Bolton, Boston, Brookline, Burlington, Cambridge, Chelmsford, Dedham, Framingham, Foxborough, Hamilton, Lexington, Marshfield, Medford, Milton, Needham, Newton, Plymouth, Needham, North Reading, Norton, Quincy, Reading, Revere, Sandwich, Sherborn, Stoneham, Walpole, Waltham, Wayland, Wellesley, Wilmington, & Yarmouth 


At Lasell, our curriculum provides the foundation of education, Leadership, inclusion and education policy and will prepare you with teaching strategies to become a highly effective non-licensure educator. Available in hybrid and online synchronous formats.

This program has 36 total credits and breakdowns as follows:

  • 21 credits, 7 courses of required core coursework
  • 9 credits, 3 courses of concentration coursework
  • 6 credits, 2 courses of electives

Get information on our Course Schedules.

Concentration Courses

Special Education

Course Number   Course Title

in Weeks

SPED711 Learners with Special Needs  8 3
SPED712 Curriculum & Resources in SPED 8 3
SPED722 Policy, Law, & Disability 8 3

Elementary Literacy

  Course Title   Length in
ED712* Literacy Instruction: Elementary Learners 8 3
ED713* Reading Supports for Elementary Learners 8 3
ED761 or ED722 Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) or 
Social Studies Concepts & Curriculum
8 3

*ED722 replaces ED761 for students with SEI endorsement

Bilingual Education

Course Number   Course Title   Length in Weeks   Credits
ELSP701 Bilingual SPED: Policies & Practices 6 1.5
ELSP702 Removing Barriers for Classroom Assessment & Instruction of Bilingual 6 1.5
ELSP703 Assessment for Equity & Inclusion of Bilingual Students with & without (Dis)Abilities 6 1.5
ELSP704 IEPs for Bilingual SPED Students 6 1.5
ED761 Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) 8 3

Core Courses

Inclusive Education
3 credits
Curriculum & Assessment Diverse Learners
3 credits
Understanding/Using Educational Research
3 credits
Teacher as Researcher
3 credits
Teacher as Leader
3 credits
Problem of Practice
3 credits
Teacher Leadership & School Improvement
3 credits


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. graduate degree programs are only offered part-time to domestic students.

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

*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 and international students are not eligible. 

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!