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.

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

  • 36 credits of coursework: 18 credits in required courses, 18 credits in-focus areas of leadership and inclusion
  • 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 is made up of experts in elementary education who are well versed in current trends and practices, engaged in meaningful research and publication, and present regularly 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 provides students the opportunity 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

Whether you're thinking of beginning a career as an elementary educator or are already working in a classroom or school and hope to become a school or district leader, Lasell's Master of Education in Curriculum, Leadership, and Inclusion program will provide rich professional experience and leadership preparation to position you to effect real change in the lives of all students.  

Explore Careers in Education Curriculum, Leadership & Inclusion

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

Please note: Students are also required to take 2 electives that can be picked from any of the graduate course offerings. 

Get information on our Course Schedules.

Curriculum & Assessment Diverse Learners
3 credits
Literacy Instruction: Elementary
3 credits
Reading Supports for Elementary Learners
3 credits
Understanding/Using Educational Research
3 credits
Teacher as Researcher
3 credits
Teacher as Leader
3 credits
Learners with Special Needs
3 credits
Curriculum & Resources in SPED
3 credits
Inclusive Education
3 credits
Policy, Law, & Disability
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.

Materials should be addressed to:

The Office of Graduate Enrollment
Lasell University
1844 Commonwealth Ave.
Newton, MA 02466

Additional program requirements:

You must complete a course in child or human development by the completion of 18 credits in the M.Ed. program.