Lasell University

Graduate and Professional Studies

Master of Education: Special Ed-Moderate Disabilities


1844 Commonwealth Avenue

Newton, MA 02466

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Education: Special Ed-Moderate Disabilities

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Special Lasell's M.Ed. in Special Education/Moderate Disabilities (grades Pre-K-8) will prepare you to educate students with moderate disabilities in both inclusive general education classrooms and classrooms specifically created for students with learning challenges.

Gain licensure and key skills to begin or enhance a rewarding career as a special needs educator 
Students in the Master of Education in Special Education/Moderate Disabilities program will learn to:

  • Identify and support special needs learners
  • Plan and execute individualized, specialized education strategies
  • Develop curricula for a broad range of students
  • Create and maintain an inclusive classroom
  • Understand and interpret current educational policy and research
  • Maximize student success   


An in-depth, flexible format

  • 36 credits of coursework: 18 credits in required courses, 18 credits in licensure requirements
  • 300 hours (minimum) of student teaching experience in two classrooms (including inclusive general education classrooms)
  • Coursework can be completed through online classes or in a hybrid model that consists of both online and on-campus learning
  • 8-week modules are flexible, convenient, and affordable

Engaged faculty
The Lasell Master of Education: Special Education/Moderate Disabilities are taught by seasoned, full-time faculty members. They are not only dedicated educators, but also expert practitioners in the field of special education. As such, they are well versed in current trends and practices in school districts, engaged in meaningful research, and participate regularly in professional conferences. Lasell professors are invested in forging real relationships and consistently go the extra mile to counsel and mentor their students.

Rich practical and professional experience 
Students in the program benefit from unique professional experiences, including everything from attending national conferences to undertaking self-driven research projects. Put your learning in the area of special education into practice through an immersive practicum - a research project that involves designing and executing an in-depth study on a topic of interest. By integrating hands-on learning with your classroom studies, Lasell will help prepare you to become a change agent in the classroom and a leader in the field of special education.  

Meaningful impact 
Whether you're thinking of beginning a career as an educator or are already working in a classroom and hope to become the teacher of record, Lasell will provide rich professional experience and the required licensure to position you to effect real change in the lives of students. 


Lasell University is fully accredited by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 36

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 600 USD

Classification: Baccalaureate/Associate's College

Loans Offered: Students may apply for student loan resources by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Lasell University Graduate Student Application for Aid. School FAFSA code 002158.

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 0-999

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