M.Ed. Elementary Education (Grades 1 - 6)

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. Lasell College students that choose to obtain a Master's in Education with an elementary teaching focus are fully qualified and prepared to teach at elementary grade levels. View the Master of Education in Elementary Education admission requirements.

Initial Licensure
36 credits

  • 18 credits in required core courses
  • 15 credits in licensure requirements
  • 3 credits selected with advisor and department approval

Professional Licensure
36 credits

  • 18 credits in required core courses
  • 12 credits in licensure requirements
  • 6 credits selected with advisor and department approval

M.Ed. Core Requirements
18 credits

ED711 Designing Curriculum/Assessing Learning for Diverse Learners 3
ED712 Literacy Instruction for Elementary Learners


ED713 Identifying/Teaching Children with Reading Difficulties 3
ED761 Sheltered English Immersion* 3
ED771 Understanding/Using Educational Research 3
ED772 Teacher as Researcher 3
ED773 Teacher as Leader 3

*Students who are already SEI endorsed by the state will take ED773 

Initial – Elementary Education
18 credits

ED720 Concepts and Curriculum for Teaching Elementary Mathematics  3
ED721 Concepts and Curriculum for Elementary Science and Technology  3
ED722 Concepts and Curriculum for Elementary Social Studies  3
ED796 Practicum for Initial Licensure (Elementary)  6 

Elective Chosen with Advisor from ED or SPED offerings

Professional – Elementary Education
12 credits

ED751 Current Issues in Teaching and Learning: Research, Policy, Practice 3
ED752 Collaboration: Connecting School, Family, and Community for Student Success 3
ED753 Literacy Across the Curriculum: Resources, Strategies, and Assessment 3
ED754 Phonics and Spelling Skills in Elementary Literacy Classrooms 3

View our complete graduate course descriptions.

Graduate Info Session
Wednesday, July 15, at 6:30 p.m.