Overview & Career Outcomes

Lasell's M.Ed. in Elementary Education (Grades 1-6) provides the foundation and professional qualifications to lead a dynamic, inclusive, and engaging elementary classroom.  Gain professional licensure to begin or enhance your career as an elementary-level educator.

In-depth, flexible format

  • 39 credits of coursework: 18 credits in required courses, 21 credits in licensure requirements
  • 300 hours (minimum) of student teaching experience in an elementary classroom
  • Classes run in 8-week sessions.
  • Assignments for each course is designed for working professionals held online and complemented by 3 pre-determined on-campus meetings from 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm.
  • 8-week modules are flexible, convenient, and affordable
  • Students have 24/7 access to their courses 

A community of learners 

Our faculty are experts in elementary education who are well-versed in current trends and practices, engaged in meaningful research, 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. This unparalleled opportunity will help prepare you to be a change agent in the classroom and a leader in elementary education.  

Rewarding careers

Whether you're thinking of beginning a career as an elementary educator or are already working in a classroom and hope to become the teacher of record, Lasell's Master of Education in Elementary Education program will provide rich professional experience and the required licensure to position you to effect real change in the lives of students.  Students graduate with job offers in choice classrooms. 

Some 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
  • Sandwich
  • Sherborn
  • Stoneham
  • Walpole
  • Waltham
  • Wayland
  • Wellesley
  • Wilmington
  • Yarmouth




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.

Additional ways to pay for your Master of Education initial licensure program

  • Graduate Assistantships get professional experience while earning your master's and get paid a stipend.
  • Guaranteed practicum placements in high-quality partner schools
  • Scholarships - Lasell offers some partial and full scholarships for M.Ed students


At Lasell, our M.Ed. in Elementary Education curriculum provides the foundation of elementary education, research, evaluation, and education policy and will prepare you with teaching strategies to become a highly effective licensed educator. Available in both hybrid and online synchronous format options. 

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 throughout the spring or fall semester.

The Initial Licensure track curriculum is 39 credits broken down as follows:

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

Get information on our Course Schedules.

Please note: If you have already taken ED761 Sheltered English Immersion, you will take ED773 Teacher as a Leader.  If you have not previously taken an SEI class, then you would take ED761 Sheltered English Immersion and not take ED773 Teacher as Leader class.

3 credits
Curriculum & Assessment Diverse Learners
3 credits
Teacher as Researcher
3 credits
Mathematics Concepts & Curriculum
3 credits
Science & Technology Concepts/Curriculum
3 credits
Social Studies Concepts & Curriculum
3 credits
Practicum: Elementary
6 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. 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

MTELS are not required for admission but students must pass the exams before their practicum.

International Applicants:

This program is not F-1 eligible and not available to International Students.

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)
As an approved Massachusetts teacher licensure program, Lasell incorporates requirements for passing required sections of the MTEL and helps students with tutoring for MTEL test preparation:

  • Communication & Literacy, Reading Subtest - by the completion of six graduate credits
  • Communication & Literacy, Writing Subtest - by the completion of six graduate credits
  • Foundations of Reading*
  • General Curriculum: Multi-subject*
  • General Curriculum: Math*

*These tests may be completed in any order, however, two of which must be passed by the completion of  18 graduate credits. The third MTEL exam must be passed by the completion of 27 graduate credits.