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    Endicott College
  Dec 17, 2017
2005-2006 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Discover Endicott College

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Discover the Experience!


You probably agree that if a college is really as special as it claims to be, it wouldn’t take a lot to convince you to come. You figure that if it offers the right program in the right place at the right price, you could make up your own mind after seeing it for yourself. Most students select Endicott after a personal tour of our oceanfront campus ends their search for the ideal academic experience. So until you arrange a visit, keep these few things in mind …

  • We offer a unique variety of Master and Bachelor degree programs.
  • Internships are part of every major at Endicott. Every single one. That should cut down on those “experience required” job rejections later.
  • Our faculty and staff are experienced, qualified and friendly. They don’t just care about your grades, they care about you.
  • We take athletics very seriously and participate in NCAA Division III and ECAC competition. We’re accustomed to the thrill of victory!
  • Our campus is at the ocean’s scenic edge on New England’s historic North Shore, just 20 miles north of Boston. Maybe a walk along one of our three private beaches will help inspire your next English composition.
  • The majority of our students qualify for some type of financial aid, including grants of institutional aid, based on need and/or merit.
  • With students hailing from 33 states and dozens of international countries, life on Endicott’s campus is rich in cultural diversity and understanding.
  • Our students are granted the opportunity, between semesters, to join study groups in fascinating cities like Paris, London and New York. Others may travel halfway around the globe for an enriching semester in Australia. Still others embrace the challenge of a semester or year in Switzerland, in Spain, participating in an exchange with the College of International Studies, or the Endicott International Center in Mexico City, Mexico.
  • Our graduates enter the world confident, experienced and prepared. Our distinguished alumni are living proof.

That’s just a brief summary of Endicott’s unique advantages. The real story is waiting here. So’s the experience.

You’re welcome any time.

College History


You might suspect that a college with Endicott’s progressive attitudes toward students and their career advancement would be relatively young … but you’d be mistaken!

Endicott College was founded in 1939 by Dr. Eleanor Tupper and her husband, Dr. George O. Bierkoe, who shared the vision of creating a college to educate women for greater independence and an enhanced position in the workplace. Of course, this was a radical idea in those days near the end of the Depression and just before America’s entry into World War II. Despite its unconventional nature, the dream took hold and flourished during the war and the years beyond.

The College was issued its first charter by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 1939. In 1944, it was officially approved by the Commonwealth for the granting of Associate in Arts and Associate of Science degrees. Eight years later in 1952, Endicott was accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

Endicott graduated its first class, a group of just 20 students, in 1941. Today, there are more than 1,700 undergraduate students, 1,000 students enrolled in the School of Graduate and Professional Studies, 100 students in Madrid and Mexico, and more than 15,000 alumni. In the fall of 1994, the College welcomed its first co-educational class. But a growing student body hasn’t been the only change at Endicott over the years. Our curriculum has changed to reflect the needs of the 21st century, taking into account developments in technology, world trade, and heightened professional competition.

Today Endicott offers Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Arts, and Bachelor of Science degrees. The College introduced a Master in Education degree in the fall of 1996. Special concentrations include Arts and Learning, Elementary Education, Integrative Education, International Education, Montessori Education, Organizational Management, Reading and Literacy, Special Needs, Sport Management, and Training and Organizational Management in Hospitality. In the Spring of 2001, a Master of Business Administration was approved. Combined with Endicott’s comprehensive internship program, these options ensure that every student will have both a degree and experience before making the important decision about the next step in his or her future. Traditional students and today’s adult learners are attracted to Endicott’s practical, enriching programs.

Our campus, too, has grown. From the first purchase in 1939 of a handsome estate accommodating both classrooms and living quarters to our current 200 acres complete with activity centers, athletic facilities, state of the art technology, and conference centers, today’s Endicott College simply has more to offer.

And more is something today’s students have the right-and the wisdom-to expect.

Mission Statement


The primary mission of Endicott College is to instill in students an understanding of and an appreciation for professional and liberal studies. Deeply woven within this philosophy is the concept of applied learning, which has been the hallmark of Endicott. Linking classroom and off campus work experience through required internships remains the most distinguishing feature of the College.

Endicott has a vision for the total development of the individual within a community that fosters an appreciation of diversity, international awareness, community service, and moral and ethical values. Endicott is an innovative and vibrant, student-centered institution that supports students in their pursuit of knowledge.

Naturally, no two students experience Endicott in the same way or at the same pace. Yet common threads run through the fabric of the Endicott experience: increased self-confidence, stronger professional skills and technological competencies, and perhaps the most valued of all, lives open to change.

Statement of Understanding


Endicott College is committed to providing an educational experience that will encourage students to view the concept of diversity from a variety of perspectives in order to foster understanding and ultimately greater respect and acceptance among individuals. Embracing diversity means understanding and respecting our individual differences, which includes the dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, differing abilities (e.g., physical, emotional, and cognitive), religious and political beliefs. Central to the exploration of the differences and similarities among individuals is the need to offer a safe, positive, and supportive environment. The goal is to reach a greater understanding of each other and to move beyond simple tolerance to embracing and celebrating the rich dimensions of diversity contained within each individual.

Accreditations, Memberships and Approvals


Endicott College is a non-profit educational corporation. Endicott College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., a non-governmental, nationally recognized organization whose affiliated institutions include elementary schools through collegiate institutions offering post-graduate instruction.

Accreditation of an institution by the New England Association indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied through a peer group review process. An accredited school or college is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.

Accreditation by the New England Association is not partial, but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of the quality of every course or program offered, or of the competence of individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution.

Inquiries regarding the status of an institution’s accreditation by the New England Association should be directed to the administrative staff of the school or college. Individuals may also contact the Association.


New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Commission on Higher Education
209 Burlington Road
Bedford, MA 01730-1433
(781) 271-0022
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (Athletic Training)
Foundation for Interior Design Education and Research
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission


Massachusetts Department of Education Teacher Licensure Approval
Massachusetts Board of Higher Education
Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing
Attorney General of the United States for Non-Quota Foreign Students
Immigration and Naturalization, United States Government: J Professional Visa
National Association of Sport and Physical Education and North American Society for Sport Management (NASPE-NASSM), Sport Management Review Council (SMPRC)


Endicott College is a member of:

Alpha Phi Sigma Criminal Justice Honor Society
American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
American Council of Education
American Library Association
Association of American Colleges
Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts
Boston Area College Housing Association
College Entrance Examination Board
College Placement Council, Incorporated
Commonwealth Coast Conference
Council for the Advancement and Support of Education
Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers
Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference
Eta Sigma Delta
European Council of International Schools
International Council of Hotel/Restaurant Institutional Educators (I-CHRIE)
Kappa Delta Pi
Lambda Pi Eta
Massachusetts Association of Colleges of Nursing
Massachusetts Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
Massachusetts Educational Recruiting Consortium
Massachusetts Lodging Association
Massachusetts Restaurant Association
Massachusetts School Counselor Association
Mortar Board National Honor Society
National Association of Campus Activities
National Association for College Admission Counseling
National Association of College and University Attorneys
National Association of College and University Business Officers
National Association of Colleges and Employers
National Association of Foreign Student Advisory: Association of International Educators
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administration
National Association of Student Personnel Administrators
National Collegiate Athletic Association
National League for Nursing
National Orientation Directors Association
National Society of Experiential Education
New England Association for Employment and Education
New England Association of College Admission Officers
New England Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
New England Football Conference
Northeast Association of College and University Housing Officers
Northeast Collegiate Volleyball Association
Northeast Consortium of Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts
Northeast Women’s Athletic Conference

Northeast Consortium of College and Universities in Massachusetts (NECCUM)


Endicott College is a founding member of the Northeast Consortium of Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts (NECCUM). Other members include: Gordon College, Marian Court College, Merrimack College, Montserrat School of Art, Middlesex Community College, North Shore Community College, Northern Essex Community College, Salem State College, and the University of Massachusetts-Lowell.

These colleges are located in communities north of Boston within less than an hour’s drive of one another. The College’s participation in the Consortium makes available to students the resources of all ten colleges.

More than 130 program majors and concentrations are offered in these colleges, which serve over 25,000 students in day division degree programs. NECCUM sponsors a cross-registration program that opens many of these opportunities to students in each participating institution.

Cross Registration

Under the Cross Registration program, students at Endicott College may enroll in one course each semester at another member college. This policy greatly broadens curriculum offerings available to students. Full-time day students are eligible for this option on a space-available basis in courses not offered at the home institution and with the approval of their academic advisor and the campus Registrar. Students must provide their own transportation to other colleges.

Other activities of the Consortium include reciprocal borrowing from member libraries, sharing of plant facilities, joint purchase arrangements, and plans for inter-institutional sponsorship of faculty/student colloquia and special events programming.

Summary of Majors


Endicott College offers students the opportunity to major in a selected program of study immediately upon admission. Many students admitted to Endicott pursue their initial majors to completion. Other students come to Endicott with a desire to explore different areas of study. The College encourages this investigation and strives to assist all students in making connections across academic disciplines. Students who have yet to select a major are encouraged to explore the rich and varied academic offerings and internships offered by Endicott College and truly “discover the experience.”


A degree is the award conferred by Endicott College as official recognition for the successful completion of a program of studies. Today, Endicott offers Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.), Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Master of Education (M.Ed.), Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), and Associate of Science (A.S.). A Bachelor degree typically takes four years to complete while studying full time. Our Master’s degree is designed to be completed in up to two years of part-time study while working.


A major is required of all candidates for Bachelor degrees. A major is a specialized program of study, constituted by a focused set of courses, most of which typically are drawn from one discipline, the major discipline, but some of which may be drawn from closely related, or cognate, disciplines. The number of major and cognate courses required varies from major to major. (See the descriptions of the program requirements of the different majors.) Endicott College offers 18 majors at the baccalaureate (Bachelor) level.


Minors must be outside of a student’s major and concentration. The minimum number of credits for a minor is 18. Double Minors Policy: Students may have two minors. In order to complete a second minor, courses used to fulfill the requirements of the first minor may not be used to meet the requirements of the second minor. Depending upon the major, students may not be able to complete the requirements of the minors within four years or within the minimum number of credits for their degrees.


A concentration is a subset of a major program of study. Concentrations consist of no fewer than four courses within a program of study as listed in the Catalog.

Academic Offerings

Master Degree Programs of Study*

Master of Business Administration
Master of Education

Baccalaureate Programs of Study

Athletic Training
Business Administration
Entrepreneurial Studies
Financial Management
International Business
Management of Information Systems
Journalism Studies
Media Production
Media Studies
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Environmental Studies
Fine Arts
Creative Arts Therapy
Studio Art
Global Studies
Hospitality and Tourism Administration
Events Management
Senior Community Management
Human Services
Interior Design
Liberal Studies
American Studies
Elementary Education
Early Childhood Education
Law and Government
Physical Education Teacher Licensure
Criminal Justice
Spanish Language and Culture
Sport Management
Visual Communications
Graphic Design

Minor Programs of Study

Business Administration
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Environmental Studies
Events Management
Gender Studies
Global Studies
Hospitality and Tourism Administration
Human Services
Political Science
Studio Art

The Van Loan School of Graduate and Professional Studies


The Van Loan School of Graduate and Professional Studies offers a variety of educational programs and services designed to provide adult learners in communities of the Boston metropolitan area with quality credit and non-credit courses.

Adult students enroll in Master, Bachelor, and Associate degree programs and Certificate programs, attending on a part-time basis in the evening and Saturdays during the regular academic year. Part-time students may also enroll in day classes at day rates. Admission to undergraduate degree programs is open to qualified candidates who have completed their high school education, have substantial life and work experience, and possess the skills and abilities to understand college study.

Master of Education Degree Programs

Admission to the graduate program in Education requires a Bachelor degree, in any field, from an accredited college. To be considered for admission to graduate study, candidates must submit the following credentials:

  • application form and fee
  • statement of professional goals
  • official transcripts of all academic work
  • two letters of recommendation
  • official score report of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or a satisfactory score on the Miller Analogy Exam (except candidates for the Organizational Management degree)
  • copy of all Massachusetts teacher certificates
  • copy of all Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure.
  • Graduate students seeking certification MUST pass the Communication and Literacy exam of the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL). In addition, those applicants may take no more than two three-credit graduate courses before passing the above MTEL.

For teaching licensure programs in Elementary Education, Instructional Technology, Reading & Literacy, and Special Needs, there are additional admission and graduation requirements including the successful completion of the relevant Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL). The School of Graduate and Professional Studies should be contacted at 978-232-2199 or 2044 for more details regarding those requirements.

To be eligible for state licensure, candidates must have completed an undergraduate degree in Education or satisfied coursework to meet the current standards for Massachusetts licensure prescribed by the College faculty advisor.

Students who do not currently hold a teaching certification will need to complete additional requirements, including successful completion of the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (Communication and Literacy exam) prior to being accepted to this program.

The Master of Education in Arts and Learning is founded on the premise that art and the creative process are essential components of learning in all settings. The program utilizes an experiential, adult education model through which students become immersed in their own art experiences in order to understand how to facilitate the creative process in others. Students of varying levels of artistic involvement and expertise develop a greater understanding of the theory and practice of the creative process, and enhanced skills for utilizing the process and the arts (music, dance, drama, poetry, visual arts, and story-telling) in educational settings and in all endeavors. The program prepares candidates for classroom instruction, curriculum development, and a wide range of careers based upon the transformative effects of the creative process. The program will therefore be beneficial to certified teachers, community leaders, therapists, and others who are seeking to integrate the arts and creative processes into their work.

Students enrolled in Arts and Learning will participate in a studio-based residency in addition to engaging in research with a focus on portfolio materials. The portfolio will include curriculum and materials for immediate application in classrooms, work settings, research materials, and personal artistic experiences.

Note: The Arts and Learning program is not linked to Massachusetts certification.

Master of Education in Elementary Education (1-6) Programs: The graduate programs in Elementary Education prepare candidates to work in grades 1 through 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 36-credit Master’s program that leads to Initial licensure, 2) a 36-credit Appropriate Master’s Degree Program that leads to Professional Licensure.

Master of Education in Instructional Technology Programs: The graduate programs in Instructional Technology are based on the belief that teachers need to stay current with, and learn to use and integrate effectively, today’s instructional technology into their curriculum and the classroom environment. The programs are designed to lead to Massachusetts State Licensure as an Instructional Technology Specialist. The Master of Education programs in Instructional Technology are designed in two tracks: 1) a 36-credit program that leads to Initial Licensure and 2) a 36-credit Appropriate Master’s Degree Program that leads to Professional Licensure.

The Master of Education in Integrative Education is offered in cooperation with the Institute for Educational Studies (TIES). This program is a 36-credit M.Ed. that requires two residential colloquia and is delivered on-line via distance learning techniques. Students combine a basic set of courses as well as self-designed research and an experiential component that allows them to explore areas of interest and importance to their careers while satisfying program requirements. Interested students should call for additional details regarding schedule, tuition, computer needs, and registration.

The Master of Education in International Education is designed for teachers in American schools to meet the needs of diverse student populations in schools abroad. The program has been designed to allow teachers to simultaneously complete this degree while continuing their international work.

The Master of Education with Montessori Focus is designed for students who wish to earn a master degree while completing Montessori training in Infant Toddler or Early Childhood Education. This program is in partnership with Northeast Montessori and is delivered both on and off campus. Students meet master of education requirements in addition to Montessori theory and practice. Students integrate these Montessori studies into their degree work by producing a portfolio that demonstrates master of specific Montessori methods and creates a context for further study and research.

The Master of Education in Organizational Management is a 36-credit program designed for teachers, administrators, and professionals in all types of organizations that are facing educational reform, change in the way they currently operate, and challenges to their ability to perform in uncertain environments. The program of study addresses methods and techniques of enhancing the performance of teaching staff, administrators, other professionals, and work groups in public and private schools and organizations of all sizes. It also deals with the development of people and processes critical to high performance schools and organizations and the creation and maintenance of an effective learning culture. This program is based on the belief that learning leads to change, and those organizations with the ability to learn continuously will be successful in uncertain and changing environments. The courses emphasize individual and team-based learning and the identification and development of competencies that are important for the achievement of classroom, school, and organizational objectives. The methods of institutionalizing, sharing, and maximizing effective instruction and learning and the forms of instructional and organizational leadership that encourage and support the new application of learning in a variety of enterprises are also emphasized.

The Master of Education in Reading and Literacy (K-12) enables candidates to become reading specialists and to meet the requirements for licensure in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a Teacher of Reading. We view the Teacher of Reading and Literacy as a specialist who masters the field of knowledge relative to reading and other language arts and as a consultant to the wider school community. Candidates must hold at least an initial license with at least one year of teaching experience. The graduate programs in Reading and Literacy are designed in two tracks: 1) a 36-credit program that leads to Initial Licensure as a Reading Specialist and 2) a 36-credit Appropriate Master’s Program in Reading and Literacy for candidates seeking Professional Licensure in Reading.

Master of Education in Special Needs (PreK-12) Programs: The graduate programs in Special Needs prepares professionals to work with children with moderate disabilities at the preK-8 and 5-12 levels who participate in integrated or self-contained classrooms. Participants in these programs of study will develop skills in integrative curriculum design, creative supportive classroom ecology, adaptive teaching strategies, informal and formal assessment and maintaining parent partnerships. The Special Needs programs enable candidates to meet the requirements for licensure in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities (PreK-12). The moderate disabilities programs (preK-8 and 5-12) are designed in two different tracks: 1) a 36-credit Masters Degree program that leads to Initial licensure, 2) a 36-credit Appropriate Master’s Degree Program for a Professional License.

The Master of Education in Sport Management program is founded on the belief that learning leads to change and individuals with the ability to learn and evolve continuously will be successful as leaders or managers in the dynamic environment of the sport industry. The application of the course content may be tailored to the specific sport industry segment that each participant is interested in. The program will be beneficial to professionals who wish to pursue career paths such as Director of Athletics/Senior Women’s Athletic Administrator, Manager of a Resort or Sport Club, Sport Merchandising/Entrepreneur, General Manager/Dept. Manager of Professional Sport Franchise, Director of Parks and Recreation, and others who are seeking to be in leadership positions in the sport industry.

The 36 credits of coursework meet the 11 established standards of the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM). A Master’s thesis and a practicum experience are included, which provide an opportunity to candidates to apply theory to practice in the desired specific segment of the sport industry.

Note: The Sport Management program is not linked to Massachusetts certification.

The Master of Education in Training and Organizational Management in Hospitality is offered at the Glion Institute of Higher Learning in Switzerland. The program emphasizes individual and team-based teaching and learning; the development of teaching and management competencies critical to organizational objectives; the methods of institutionalizing and maximizing learning; and forms of instructional leadership applicable to a variety of enterprises.

Program Outcomes:
Students will be prepared for careers in training, education delivery, and management within the field of hotel, restaurant, and other affiliated service industries.

Specific Outcomes:
Students will be able to:

  • recognize opportunities for growth, training, skill development and enhanced performance on individual, group, and organizational levels;
  • act as teachers, trainers, and leaders in educational and professional environments;
  • understand and utilize different methods for the transfer of skills and knowledge;
  • make learning a defining characteristic of organizational culture.

Master of Education Fifth Year Program

The Master of Education Fifth Year program began in August, 2004. The program meets the requirements for Professional Licensure in Early Childhood or Elementary Education. The program is highly attractive for graduating students who desire to continue their education before embarking upon their careers.

Glion Institute of Higher Learning

The Glion Institute of Higher Learning is recognized internationally as one of the finest schools in the field of hospitality management. Endicott College students have the opportunity to complete two semesters of coursework and one semester of internship at Glion. This comprehensive partnership agreement between our two institutions provides collaborative post-graduate program development and delivery.

Master of Business Administration Program

Endicott College recognizes that, as we embark upon the 21st century, the pace and scope of change in the business world is increasing. Fundamental transformations are reshaping the nature of work and the very definition of the business organization. Individuals today are being challenged in new ways such that new skills and new perspectives are required. Management education must respond to the challenge. The Endicott MBA is a response to the challenge, our philosophy captured in our motto: Collaborative Learning for the Experienced Professional.

Collaborative Learning Employing the Cohort Model

Building on Endicott College’s strength as a leading institution in adult learning, the MBA program employs a collaborative, team approach to teaching and learning. The cohort model is one where a group of students begins, progresses through, and completes a course of study. In the Endicott MBA program, students will be admitted in cohort groups of approximately 15-20 students. They will further break down into work teams of about five. This cohort approach creates a rich environment of peer learning and collaboration. Through this process, the cohort model emphasizes and reinforces both team-building and teamwork as critical functions of individuals and organizations. Most students can finish the program within 18 months, with classes meeting weekly.

Instructional Orientation

Through separate and integrated studies, the delivery of the program is based on the accelerated model for adult learners. Classes meet in the evening and on weekends to accommodate the schedules of working professionals. Instructors work as facilitators who employ a participatory approach to engage each student in an active learning process. Instructors bring to bear relevant traditional as well as contemporary theory and concepts for application in the context of actual situations and problems that face the students in their careers. This linkage between theory and practice is at the very heart of the Endicott College Mission.

Research Project

The Business Research Project is a group-generated, decision-based, action-oriented approach to a business and/or managerial topic, issue or problem. Spanning the entire MBA curriculum, the BRP is designed to make the MBA experience more meaningful by integrating all of the courses and topics that comprise the Course of Study. The BRP adds value to the Endicott MBA experience as students become familiar with and skilled at the processes of solving problems and meeting the challenges of the fast-paced and changing business environment.

The Accelerated Collaborative Learning Model: 4+4+4

It is important to note that each course employs a 4+4+4 model. That is, each course requires:

  • Four hours of in-class instruction;
  • Four hours of out-of-class collaboration among students in their sub-groups (of usually 4-5 students) and;
  • Four hours of individual preparation.

The 4+4+4 Model represents a minimum guideline. Individuals and groups may need to devote more time and energy to satisfy the course requirements.

The four hours of out-of-class, sub-group collaboration is essential to this accelerated learning approach. With each course spanning just six weeks, it is critical that during this immersion, students engage in an ongoing learning process outside of the classroom. How the 4 hours of out of class time is accomplished is at the group’s discretion. Students working together in their subgroups are resourceful and creative to employ a combination of face-to-face, phone, email and fax as methods of interaction, communication and collaboration.

For more information, visit our website at, or call (978) 232-2199 or 2044.

Master of Business Administration Fifth Year Program

The fifth Year M.B.A. program has been designed for recent graduates with degrees in Business who wish to pursue an M.B.A. degree in a one-year, full-time experience. Non- Business degree students are required to complete additional course work satisfactorily prior to matriculation. Courses are held in the mornings and afternoons. The program begins in late August, and students may earn the M.B.A. degree by May of the following year. This is an excellent opportunity for students who wish to complete an intensive, one-year graduate program.

For further information on graduate programs, please refer to the Graduate Catalog and call (978) 232-2199 or 2044.

Bachelor and Associate Degree Programs and Certificate Programs

Business Administration
Integrated Studies
Information Technology
Liberal Studies

Summer Sessions

Two summer sessions plus a ten-week session are scheduled each year, with over 50 academic courses offered during days and evenings (see “Academic Calendar” for dates of each term). Summer courses are transferable to other colleges and universities that carry the same nationally recognizable accreditation as Endicott. Residential accommodations are available.

The Book-Ends Model

Recognizing developments in the technological environment, and based upon extensive research into evolving teaching and learning practices, the Van Loan School of Graduate and Professional Studies has introduced online delivery options. The overarching issue for this initiative has been and continues to be how the institution can offer a high caliber, rigorous academic experience utilizing online teaching and learning environments.

Building on these initiatives into online instruction, the Van Loan School of Graduate and Professional Studies has developed new delivery options for accelerated Bachelor degree courses, M.Ed. in O.M. and M.B.A. programs. The “Book-Ends Model” is a “blended” or “hybrid” teaching and learning model that combines in-person sessions with a significant online component. This model appeals to adult learners who are seeking a rigorous graduate experience, in a convenient and modern format. It also reaches out to prospective students geographically who could not attend weekly sessions, but can fulfill the requirements of this Book-Ends model.

Students attend sessions at the Beverly campus every sixth Saturday for a full day of in-class meetings. The first Saturday is the beginning of one course, and the next Saturday (morning session, six weeks later) is the completion of that course; thus, the term “bookends.” That second Saturday (afternoon session) also represents the beginning of the next course in the curriculum, as the afternoon session is dedicated the start of the next course. The program progresses in this fashion and is completed in approximately 18 months. Between the Saturday sessions, the course is conducted online. The online learning management system, Gullnet, is Endicott College’s web-based and secure online platform. Gullnet provides a dynamic, fully featured, asynchronous learning environment.

The Center for Leadership at Endicott College


The Center for Leadership at Endicott College (CFL) is the professional development and consulting group of the School of Graduate and Professional Studies. Center for Leadership programs include special lectures, workshops, consulting assignments, on-going seminars, and credit and non-credit certificate programs. The CFL brings practitioners and faculty members to work with manufacturing and service companies, community-based organizations, and municipalities to improve organizational, operational, and individual effectiveness. Programs are delivered at client sites, via the Internet, and on the Endicott College campus in Beverly, Massachusetts.

Custom Developed Programs

The philosophy of the Center for Leadership is to tailor programs to the particular needs of the organization. The programs offered by the CFL are NOT “one size fits all”. Rather, representatives from the Center for Leadership spend a significant amount of time collecting information on the particulars of the situation prior to creating an instructional plan. Then, armed with an understanding of the relevant issues, the Center custom-develops a program that is most responsive to the organization’s needs. This process maximizes the likelihood for a productive experience.

Interactive Instruction

The programs delivered by the Center for Leadership are NOT highly theoretical or totally academic in nature. Instead, these tailored programs employ an interactive model of instruction. Through role-plays, illustrative examples, and vigorous group discussions, the opportunity for lasting change is greatest. Our instructors are experienced in encouraging and facilitating structured group participation.

Expert Faculty

Center for Leadership instructors and seminar leaders are experienced practitioners and subject matter experts who work as coaches and facilitators to help individuals and organizations work towards significant improvement. Faculty members of Endicott College may also participate in program development and delivery.

Assessment of Prior Learning

Prior Learning Assessment is conducted through three credit courses that employ an intensive format of reflection and writing through which students use case study and narrative methods to demonstrate college-level learning that they have gained during their lifetimes. Students completing the portfolio requirements in Assessment of Prior Learning (APL 100) may earn up to 30 credits in a single semester. APL 100 acknowledges that balancing the numerous responsibilities of work, family, and school is a particularly difficult challenge. These assessment courses use many techniques to document college-level learning experiences and recognize that adults return to school for a variety of reasons. In APL 100, students organize and evaluate their past learning experiences in the context in which they were acquired. The entire portfolio is presented in a manner that reflects their individual learning styles and disciplines.

Accelerated Degree Completion Program

The Accelerated Degree Completion program combines students pursuing Bachelor degrees in Business Administration and Liberal Studies in interdisciplinary courses as part of a Core Curriculum balanced by courses that are specific to the individual majors.

For more information on the Accelerated Degree Completion program, please call (978) 232-2199/232-2044 to request a brochure.

Online and Onsite Professional Development

Special courses designed to assist the adult student in personal growth or professional advancement are offered regularly throughout the year in both online and onsite delivery. From one-day classes in specialty topics to semester-long courses in the latest advances in a specific field, the School of Graduate and Professional Studies provides cost-effective and timely training courses.

For complete information on the programs, policies, and procedures of the School of Graduate and Professional Studies, call (978) 232-2199/232-2044 or email our offices at

The North Shore Conservatory


The North Shore Conservatory is a community music school located at Endicott. Lessons are available in flute, clarinet, saxophone, violin, viola, cello, string bass, trumpet, trombone, french horn, tuba, piano, and voice. Private instruction in music subjects such as composition and music theory is available. Students may request to participate in chamber music ensembles such as duos, trios, and quartets. Our faculty members are professionally trained musicians with many years of teaching experience. During the school year, the conservatory presents a number of concerts, recitals, and special programs that are open to the public.

Global Institute for Student Aspirations


In the summer of 2002, a Global Institute for Student Aspirations (GISA) was established at Endicott College. GISA is directed by Dr. Russell Quaglia, professor of education and internationally recognized leader in the area of student motivation and achievement. GISA is dedicated to helping students around the world to reach their dreams for tomorrow by improving teaching and learning environments today. This goal is accomplished through applied research and policy advocacy entered around the voice of students. GISA is positioned to become a leader in the development of best educational practices to raise student aspirations by establishing school-based demonstration sites around the globe, and disseminating scholarship and resources on critical educational policy issues.

GISA recognizes the need to cut through political rhetoric in educational policy circles and to get back to understanding the basic reality for students throughout the world. GISA believes that the resources needed for educational systems to capitalize on the enormous human potential represented by their students comes from within people and schools. In providing progressive policy leadership, research and resources GISA strives to stimulate professional dialogue and strengthen public awareness on critical issues such as student academic achievement, post-secondary attainment and retention, mentoring and the conditions that foster the best learning environments for students.

The goals of the Global Institute for Student Aspirations is to bring new forms of collaboration with local schools and provide teacher candidates opportunities to impact students in new ways. Specifically, Endicott faculty and students have an opportunity to work collaboratively with GISA staff on research projects, deliver national and international presentations, and author articles for professional journals. Such opportunities will support classes, independent research interests, and the senior Capstone project completed by Early Childhood and Elementary Education students at Endicott.

The Office of International Studies and Programs


Endicott College recognizes the importance of providing its graduates with intercultural competencies that will prepare them both personally and professionally for life in an interdependent global community.

The Office of International Studies and Programs serves as a resource for students who wish to study abroad, for international students who are studying at Endicott’s main campus, and for the campus community.

Opportunities Abroad

Endicott College Mexico; Mexico City, Mexico

Endicott College’s Mexico City campus was established in 1996 to serve the need for an academic and cultural center where students from both nations can come together to share a high quality academic experience while learning from and about each other.

Two distinct programs take place on Endicott’s Mexico campus:

Students from Mexico study their core curriculum for up to two years on the Mexico campus before transferring to Endicott’s Beverly campus to complete their degrees. Master’s degrees and accelerated Bachelor’s degrees for non-traditional aged students are also offered in Mexico. Courses are taught in English.

Students from the U.S. and other countries can also spend a summer, a semester, or an academic year on Endicott’s Mexico campus. They may choose from language, culture, and literature courses offered in Spanish for study abroad students and from the full array of core curriculum, business, communication, art, and other classes that are offered in English.

Students studying at Endicott College Mexico may carry out their required internships in a number of prestigious international businesses and institutions located in Mexico City. In this way, they gain practical experience in their chosen fields of study.

The College for International Studies (CIS); Madrid, Spain

The College for International Studies, a high-quality academic center in the heart of Madrid, operates as a branch campus of Endicott College and, as such, is included in Endicott’s accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Its program of studies is also recognized by the Comunidad of Madrid as a foreign university program located in Spain. It is recognized internationally for its three core programs:

American, Spanish and other international students can study up to three years of a high-quality U.S. education at CIS before transferring to the college or university of their choice in the U.S. CIS has a housing department and arranges stays with host families or assists in finding private housing. Many students who begin their studies in this program choose to come to Endicott for their last year or two of study.

In addition, students from the U.S. can spend a summer, a semester, or an academic year studying a challenging liberal arts program in Spanish and/or in English while living with host families through CIS’s Study Abroad Program.

CIS has also cooperative agreements with many Spanish and international companies and offers a semester-long internship program for U.S. students. This internship program provides students with a glimpse into a European working environment, something that ordinarily can be difficult for foreigners to obtain. Students in the internship program may also take up to two courses in Spanish language, Spanish Culture and Civilization, or Intercultural Communication.

Les Roches School of Hotel Management; Bluche, Switzerland

Les Roches School of Hotel Management, operated in cooperation with the Swiss Hotel Association, is one of the world’s most prestigious hotel schools. Through a collaborative relationship, Endicott College offers a four-year degree completion program at Les Roches for Les Roches students who wish to come to Endicott for a year to complete their baccalaureate. In addition, Endicott’s hospitality students can spend a semester or a year at Les Roches School. Students take a full program of study while living in Les Roches residence halls. The unique curriculum also allows Endicott students to spend a year at Les Roches School - six months studying and six months completing an internship.

Other Semester or Academic Year Exchange Programs

Endicott has established relationships with institutions throughout the world, enabling students to earn academic credit for study in over thirty countries. Hospitality majors can study at the International College of Tourism and Hotel Management in Sydney, Australia, Leeds Metropolitan University in England and Les Roches School of Hotel Management in Bluche, Switzerland. Students may study art and design at Studio Art Centers International in Florence Italy or environmental studies through the School for Field Studies in Costa Rica, Kenya, Mexico, Australia or the Turks and Caicos Islands. Students of all majors may enroll in universities throughout the world through a consortium agreement with the Council on International Educational Exchange. Students can also choose from programs offered in seven countries by The School for Field Studies; in a dozen countries by Lexia International; or in over thirty countries by The School for International Training. The Office of International Studies and Programs maintains a current list of approved programs on its website,

Students choose appropriate programs from this list in consultation with their academic advisors and the Associate Dean of International Studies and Programs. Applications are generally due a full semester before you plan to study abroad. Tuition for most semester-long programs is the same as tuition at Endicott. A student studying at one of the few institutions whose tuition is more than Endicott’s is charged that institution’s tuition. All students pay the actual room, board, and other fees charged by the host institution. Federal, state, and institutional financial aid travels with students on all approved programs during the academic year. Students are also charged a $300 study abroad fee and are provided with 24-hour global assistance coverage from SOS International. Information about this coverage is available on Endicott’s web page and is provided to all students upon acceptance into study abroad programs.

All questions about costs, credit transfer, financial aid eligibility, and other policies and procedures should be directed to the Associate Dean of International Studies and Programs. You are encouraged to begin to plan for study abroad as early in your academic career as possible.

Short-Term Programs

Mexican Culture and Community Service Project (HMS 387)

Each fall semester, a group of students studies themes in intercultural communication, service learning, Mexican history, and contemporary Mexican culture before spending the month of January engaged in a community service project in Mexico. Following a cultural orientation program in Mexico City, the group travels together to the city of Puebla, where students live with individual host families while completing the service project. Past projects have included painting and repairing schools, distributing holiday toys and clothing, and working with children and families in a variety of settings.

London Internship Program

Students from Endicott have spent the month of January exploring the rich cultural heritage of Britain while earning internship credit for their participation at individual work sites. Members of the Endicott faculty accompany students on this program.

Madrid and Other Study Programs

Endicott offers an intensive language and culture course at the College for International Studies in Madrid, Spain during the month of January and in the summer months. Other study tours, which begin with a course in the Fall semester and culminate with an in-country stay vary from year to year. Information about current offerings is available on the College’s website or by contacting the Office of International Studies and Programs.

Opportunities on Campus

Over 100 international students representing more than 30 countries are currently enrolled at Endicott College. The Office of International Studies and Programs is committed to creating a welcoming and supportive environment for international students and to offering services and programs that promote international awareness and understanding on campus.

The Coordinator of International Student Services provides counseling and guidance on issues unique to the international student experience, such as cultural adjustment, academic adjustment, and federal regulations affecting international students.

Students and faculty help the Office achieve its goals through a variety of programs.

Global Experience House

The Global Experience House is a co-educational, internationally-oriented community. The house’s purpose is to encourage an intercultural living experience for students from the U.S. and abroad interested in expanding their understanding of world issues and cultures. The House’s program consists of both informal interactions and structured events organized by student residents. Examples of programming might include Diwali, Mardi Gras, Massai Tribe, St. Patrick’s Day Party, slide presentations, study breaks, and discussions of international issues led by faculty, students, and campus visitors. Informal activities include any interaction that encourages community building and cultural understanding, such as small group gatherings, conversations, meals, games, and movies.

International Peer Mentors

The Office of International Studies and Programs administers a student-mentoring program for international students during their first year at Endicott.

Peer mentors help new international students make the transition to American college life by corresponding with them before they arrive on campus, welcoming them in person when they arrive, and helping them move into their rooms, choose classes and become familiar with the campus during orientation. After the busy first week of classes, new students continue to spend time with their mentors, exploring the many social and cultural opportunities in and around Beverly, Boston, and beyond.

Intercultural Club

The Intercultural Club organizes international dinners, special events, and cultural activities highlighting the diversity on campus. In recent years, the club has also organized off campus outings and service projects in the community.

International Friendship Program

This program matches new international students with an Endicott faculty, staff, or family member who has similar interests. By sharing their favorite activities with each other, students see U.S. American culture outside of college life, and hosts have the opportunity to learn about another culture. Increased awareness and lasting friendships are often the result.

The Endicott Campus


Agassiz House

This 4.5 acre oceanfront French manor estate was built in 1928 by the Agassiz family, a prominent Boston family, and purchased by Endicott in 2003. The building houses the Global Institute for Student Aspirations, the Center for Research, and Conferencing.


Alhambra is the oldest building on campus, built in 1750 by Thomas Woodbury and was part of the William Amory Gardner estate. Isabella Stewart Gardner, of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston and aunt of William Amory Gardner, used it as a summer home until 1906. William Gordon Means, a nephew of William Amory Gardner, moved it to its present location in the 1920s.

Art Center

Built in 1962 and renovated in 2000, the Art Center houses two Mac computer labs, art studios, a lecture hall, the photography studio, classrooms, and offices. The central lobby is home to the J. David Broudo Gallery of Art, and the lower level includes the Student Art Gallery.

Bayview Hall

This most recent addition to Endicott’s housing options, completed in 2005, includes space for 197 students in double rooms each with a private bath. The building also has six apartments to house single parents and their children.

Beacon Hall

Beacon Hall was part of the Ryan estate and was remodeled by Endicott in 1948 as a student recreation center, coffee shop, and bookstore. After the current Student Center was constructed, it was converted into faculty offices. It is now used as a residence hall and in summer, 2000, was renovated with an addition.

Bierkoe Center

Constructed in 1955 on land given by Mr. and Mrs. Harold F. Chalifoux, the building was named for Dr. George O. Bierkoe, co-founder, trustee, and first President of Endicott. Until 1999 it was the College gymnasium. It is the future site of the Conference Center.

Birchmont (Founder’s House)

Birchmont was built in 1959 as a trustee center and residence for the co-founders, President and Dean of Endicott, Dr. George O. Bierkoe and Dr. Eleanor Tupper. It is now the home of the President and a meeting area.

Brindle Hall

Brindle Hall was built as a residence hall in 1967 on land that was part of the Sears estate. In the summer of 1993, the name was changed from East to Brindle Hall in honor of Edward Brindle, former Vice President for Business Affairs.

Brooks Hall

Named for Earl S. Brooks, D.D., noted scientist and former member of the Endicott faculty, Brooks Hall was originally the stableman’s residence for the Gardner estate. It was acquired by Endicott in 1943 and was remodeled and converted into a laboratory in 1947. It is now used as a residence hall.

Callahan Center

The Callahan Center is a focal point for student activities. It was constructed in 1964 and houses dining facilities, health services, mail services, the copy center, bookstore, snack bar, Solarium, and the offices of Student Development.

Cliff House

The Cliff House was built in 1985 adjacent to the Endicott campus. In fall 2000, the house was purchased by the College and subsequently used for upper class housing.

College Hall

Currently used as the main administration building, College Hall was purchased from the estate of William Amory Gardner in the late 1940s. Originally it was used as a classroom building and dormitory. An office wing was built in 1960.

The Cottage

The Cottage was renovated in the summer of 1998 and is used for staff housing.

Ebinger Hall

Built as a residence hall on land given by Mr. and Mrs. Harold F. Chalifoux of Beverly in 1958, Ebinger Hall was named for F. Henry Ebinger, a local leather company owner and trustee of Endicott (1947-1972).

Endicott Hall

Endicott Hall is a 120-bed residence hall located adjacent to Brindle Hall. The three-story structure consists of suites containing two double bedrooms with a connecting private bathroom.

The Farm House

Built in the 1820s, the old Farm House is the one of the oldest buildings on campus. Currently the building is used as a residence hall.

Grove Hall

Grove Hall was originally part of the Sears estate. It was remodeled in 1946, in 1987, and in 1992. It has served as a residence hall, and beginning in the fall of 2004, it will be the site of The Pub, a recreational area for students who are 21 and older.

Diane Meyers Halle Library

The Library was built originally in 1965. In 2002, an addition to the Library was constructed, which includes state-of-the-art laboratories that allow access to the Internet, World Wide Web, and email. An Academic Support Center, Internship Office, Career Center, Cyber Café, Archives/Museum and additional space for the Library collection were included in the construction project.

Hale Hall

Hale has been used as a classroom facility, Children’s Center, and office space. In the summer of 1998, the building was renovated as a residence hall.

Interfaith Chapel

The Chapel was constructed in 1979 as a nondenominational center and contains the office of the College Chaplain. In the spring of 2000, the Chapel was renovated. Scheduled services and masses are held here, as well as other College events.

Kennedy Hall

In 1996 a 105-bed apartment complex was constructed. Apartments have either two or three bedrooms, a bathroom, a galley kitchen, and a living room-dining room combination. In May, 2000, the apartments were dedicated and named for Trustee, the Rev. Dr. Paul Kennedy.

The Ledge

The Ledge is a small residence hall off Hale Street. It houses upper-division students.

The Lodge

Constructed in 2004, this facility was built with post and beam construction - an old New England tradition. Over 200 students can gather in this space, which is used for student activities, socializing, and relaxing. Barbecue pits, which can be used seasonally, are located adjacent to the Lodge.

Post Sports Science and Fitness Center

The Center opened in September 1999. This 84,000-square-foot facility houses the School of Sport Science and Fitness Studies. The building also includes: classrooms; training rooms; labs; offices; fitness, dance, weight and aerobic rooms; racquetball courts; locker rooms; a competition gymnasium seating 1,200; and a field house with a suspended running track and a traversing wall.

Reynolds Hall

The property of Reynolds Hall belonged to Herbert M. and Caroline B. Sears in 1900 and was known as Wood Rock. Mr. Sears, owner of the famous schooner yacht Constellation, was a Commodore at the Eastern Yacht Club in Marblehead. In the mid 1920s it became the Kendall Hall School for Girls, operated by Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Kendall. It was the first property purchased by Endicott in 1939, and the main building was named for Grace Morrison Reynolds, a trustee of Endicott. It is currently a residence hall.

Rockport House

Rockport House was purchased by the College in 2003. It is used to house students.

Rogers Hall

Rogers Hall was built by Endicott College in 1950 as a residence hall on the original site of Alhambra and enlarged in 1957. It was named for Marguerite Rogers, formerly head of the Secretarial Department and College Bursar.

Stoneridge Hall

Stoneridge Hall was constructed in 2002. This three-story building houses 224 students in double rooms with a private bath.

Tea House

Originally a play house for the children of Herbert M. Sears who have lived in Reynolds Hall, the Tea House has been renovated as an informal art and design center for students.

Tower Hall

Originally the stable of the Sears estate, Tower Hall was used as Endicott’s first gymnasium. In 1941 a 200-seat Theater Workshop was constructed and, in 1963, the building was renovated. Tower then served as the site of the Endicott Children’s Center. During the summer of 1998, the building underwent total renovation and is used for student housing, utilizing apartment-style design.


Constructed in 1988, each Townhouse has three bedrooms, a living room, dining room and kitchen. The townhouses provide transitional housing for upperclass students.

Trexler Hall

Originally the stables of the Gardner estate, Trexler Hall was acquired along with College Hall in 1940. In 1954 it was converted to a library with a small number of residence rooms. After the construction of the library in 1965 it was reconverted to a student residence. It is named for Samuel G. Trexler, D.D., an original trustee of Endicott and President of the United Lutheran Synod of New York.

Tupper Hall

Tupper Hall was purchased in 1943 from the estate of Bryce Allan, owner of Allan Steamship Lines, and named for Dr. Eleanor E. Tupper, founder, original trustee, and second president of Endicott College. It is the home of the School of Hospitality and Tourism Administration and a non-traditional classroom and conference center.

The William and Tia Van Loan School of Graduate and Professional Studies (formerly Bullock Hall)

Bullock was originally the carriage house of the Bryce Allen estate. It was acquired by Endicott in 1943 and used for residential space. The building was renovated in 2003 and became the home of the School of Graduate and Professional Studies, which houses classrooms, computer labs, and office space.

The Village

Modular housing units clustered on the Stoneridge property are used by upper-division students. Each unit houses four students, with a kitchenette, living room, two bedrooms, and bathroom space.

Samuel C. Wax Academic Center

The Science wing was completed in 1969. A 550-seat Auditorium was completed in 1970 to link the Science wing to the Professional Arts wing which was completed in 1979. This facility contains classrooms, lecture halls, design and science labs, faculty offices, and a communications studio. In 1996 an addition was completed that includes expanded laboratory and office space, an atrium style lounge and a New York style Deli.

Winthrop Hall

Built in 1845 Thissellwold, as the property was originally known, was the home of John Thissell. Endicott acquired it in 1944 and renamed it for Governor John Winthrop, the first Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. It is currently used as a residence hall.