Title II Report
Title II Section 207 of the Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1998 requires states, as recipients of HEA funds, and all institutions with teacher preparation programs that enroll students receiving federal financial assistance to prepare annual reports on teacher preparation and licensing. In the academic year 2020-2021, over 135 students were enrolled in Lasell's Massachusetts Department of Education approved teacher preparation program at the undergraduate and graduate level. Requirements for full practicum for teacher candidates include 35 hours per week for 14 weeks, for a minimum of 400 hours and the successful passing of the Professional Standards for Teachers Comprehensive Assessment of Performance (CAP) requirement by the state.
Mission Statement: Through connected learning and a culture of collaborative research-based practices, we prepare Lasell graduates to educate diverse students in today's classrooms. We believe that we need to both teach and model the best practices in education in order for Lasell graduates to develop the skills, knowledge, and dispositions to effectively teach all students. With hands-on field experience, small class sizes that support one-on-one, student-teacher interaction, and experienced professors, a simulation teaching lab and pre-practicum experiences beginning your first year, Lasell's teacher preparation program offers a unique blend of theory and practice in the educational environment.
Lasell's passing rates on the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) are included in the Title II report. Over 96% of the graduates of our education licensure programs passed all portions of the exams across all majors (Early Childhood Education Pre-K-2nd grade, Elementary Education 1-6th grade, Elementary Education and Applied Mathematics 1-6th grade, Secondary Education and English 8-12th grade, and Secondary Education and History 8-12th grade). Our approach to student success includes infusing test content into courses, providing seminars focused on test objectives and strategies, and using test results to strengthen the program.