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.
- 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.
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.
Hear from Kate Nave, a Massachusetts teacher, about what her experience is like as a student in the M.Ed in Curriculum, Leadership & Inclusion Program.
Lasell's Master of Curriculum, Leadership & Inclusion program will provide rich professional experience to position you to effect real change in students' lives.
Some of the school districts where our M.Ed. graduates have job placements:
- North Reading
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.
Courses are 8 weeks sessions, 3 credits
SPED711 - Learners with Special Needs
SPED712 - Curriculum & Resources in SPED
- SPED722- Policy, Law, & Disability
Courses are 8 weeks sessions, 3 credits
- ED712* - Literacy Instruction: Elementary Learners
- ED713* - Reading Supports for Elementary Learners
- ED761 or ED722 - Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) or Social Studies Concepts & Curriculum
*ED722 replaces ED761 for students with SEI endorsement
Courses are 6 weeks sessions, 1.5 credits, except ED761 which is 8 weeks and 3 credits
- ELSP701 - Bilingual SPED: Policies & Practices
- ELSP702 - Removing Barriers for Classroom Assessment & Instruction of Bilingual
- ELSP703 - Assessment for Equity & Inclusion of Bilingual Students with & without (Dis)Abilities
- ELSP704 - IEPs for Bilingual SPED Students
- ED761 - Sheltered English Immersion (SEI)
This course provides knowledge and resources related to teaching special needs learners in an inclusive classroom. Topics include collaborating with other professionals to plan and deliver instruction, co-teaching, classroom management techniques, behavior interventions, assistive technology, and appropriate modifications, adaptations, and accommodations. Requires classroom observation and teaching.
This course considers research, principles, and strategies for effective instruction and classroom organization, particularly in the context of supporting diverse learners and teaching in diverse settings. Topics include differentiated instruction, curriculum planning and resources, formal and informal assessments of student progress, modifications appropriate to meet linguistic and cultural differences, and accommodations for special needs learners. Requires classroom observations at multiple locations.
This course explores major paradigms of educational research, including concepts, methods, and terminology related to each. Students read, analyze, and discuss both seminal and current research in relevant areas; study trends in educational research; and apply findings to their own practice by designing a classroom-based research project with CPHS approval. Prerequisite: completion of at least 21 credits in the graduate education program. Requires presenting proposal in symposium setting
This course focuses on conducting, refining, completing, analyzing, reporting, and presenting the research project designed in ED 771 in research paper format and presentation. Requires presenting findings in symposium setting. Prerequisite: ED 771.
This course explores various aspects of leadership and change in education, business, and other professions. Includes theories and models of leadership, organizational change and behavior, and policy analysis, as well as approaches to mentoring and coaching. Helps participants identify their own leadership styles and goals.
Students will engage in an internship experience in an educational setting and create a problem of practice project related to their professional goals. The student will work with faculty to choose an appropriate educational setting and goal for the problem of practice and receive guidance and feedback throughout the semester. The internship experience is at least 150 hours and offered in 8 or 14-week formats during all sessions and semesters.
In this course, students will select an area for school improvement to investigate. This case-driven course will prepare graduates to be active participants and leaders in an evidence-based approach to organizational and systemic problem-solving using the latest school improvement practices. Students will research different types of resources in this process, including instructional rounds, data cycles, student work protocol analysis, etc., to define a problem of practice and develop a range of possible approaches in their particular setting. This course is a discussion and presentation-intensive course
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:
- Online application
- Official transcripts of all college-level coursework *
- A one-page personal statement describing your goals, strengths, and potential for achievement in graduate school
*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.
This program is F-1 visa eligible.
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.
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