The Master of Education in Elementary Education programs prepare candidates to work in grades 1–6. Through coursework and field experiences, students develop understanding of subject matter knowledge, curriculum design, instructional strategies, observation and assessment, communication, and collaboration with families and the community. The Master of Education programs in Elementary Education are designed in two tracks: 1) a 21-credit post-baccalaureate program that leads to Initial Licensure and an optional nine additional credit program to obtain a Master’s degree in Elementary Education, 2) a 36-credit Appropriate Master’s Degree Program that leads to Professional Licensure.
A passing score on the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) prior to enrolling in the practicum is required
Upon completion of the program students will:
- Demonstrate skill in planning curriculum and instruction, delivering effective instruction, managing classroom climate, promoting equity and meeting professional standards.
- Demonstrate knowledge of and approach to the academic content of lessons.
Initial Licensure Program of Study
ED 502 * Effective Classroom Strategies in Elementary Education 3 cr.
ED 581 Technology in Education 3 cr.
ED 542 Sheltered English Immersion Teacher Endorsement 3 cr.
EDU 504 * Theories of Curriculum Design and Evaluation (pre-practicum experience) 3 cr.
EDU 510 * Practicum Experience: Teacher of Elementary Education 3 cr.
EDU 511 * Reflective Seminar: Teacher of Elementary Education 3 cr.
RDG 506 * Emergence of Literacy 3 cr.
RDG 511 * Children’s Literature 3 cr.
EDC 525 * Social Context in American Education 3 cr.
SCN 571 Methods of Teaching Science to Children/Field Study 3 cr.
MTH 579 Developing Math Ideas through Applications 3 cr.
SPN 506 Nature and Needs of Learners with Moderate Disabilities 3 cr.
EXM 699 Comprehensive Examination 0 cr.
To exit from the Elementary program for Initial Licensure, students must successfully complete all of the required courses, fieldwork, and the comprehensive examination. Students who do not possess an Initial License in any field are also required to pass the Foundations of Reading Test and the General Curriculum Test prior to the beginning of the practicum experience for successful completion of the Initial Licensure Master of Elementary Education program.
Total degree requirements 36 cr.