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  Sep 24, 2017
 
 
    
2009-2010 School of Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog with Addendum [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Elementary Education (1-6) and Early Childhood (Pre K-2): Professional Licensure


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The 36-credit Appropriate Master Degree in Elementary Education and Early Childhood prepares early childhood and elementary level educators who already possess an Initial License in the respective field with a program of the study that prepares them to be eligible for Professional Licensure in the state of Massachusetts. The Appropriate Master’s Degree combines the study of advanced level subject matter and the pedagogy in mathematics, science, civics, and English, with an in-depth examination of research methods, policy analysis, leadership, the social history of American education, and the foundations of student aspirations. Preparing practicing early childhood and elementary school teachers to build a deeper understating of the subjects they teach, the Appropriate Master’s also provides educators with the opportunity to better examine the trends in 21st century American education that impact their students, schools, and lives as teachers.

Pre-requisite: Possession of an Initial License in Early Childhood or Elementary Education

Specific Admission Requirements

  • Application form and fee;
  • Statement of professional goals;
  • Official transcripts of all academic work (at a minimum a Bachelor degree);
  • Two letters of recommendation;
  • A copy of a Massachusetts Initial License in Early Childhood (Pre-K-2) or Elementary Education (1–6); and
  • Official score on either the Miller Analogies Test or the GRE.

 

Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 36


Plus Comprehensive Examination


Completion Requirements


To complete the Appropriate Master’s Degree program, students must successfully complete all of the required courses and the comprehensive examination.

Eligibility for Professional Licensure


According to the current DOE regulations, a Professional Licensure is granted to individuals who possess an initial license, have completed an Appropriate Master’s Degree in an Education school, have completed a one-year induction program with a mentor, and have completed at least three years of employment in the role of the license. Students completing the Master’s degree who have not met the other requirements for the Professional License, including a one-year induction program with a mentor and at least three years of employment in the role of the license, i.e., elementary education, will be advised to apply to the Department of Education for the Professional License when they have met these requirements. 

Students who have met the induction and employment requirements will be advised to apply for their Professional Licensure with the DESE upon completion of the program.

 

Other Options for Early Childhood and Elementary Education Licensure


Please refer to the program of study for Master of Education in Initial Licensure in Reading and Literacy as another option for obtaining Professional Licensure in Early Childhood and Elementary Education.

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