Jul 12, 2024  
2023-2024 Endicott College Academic Catalog 
  
2023-2024 Endicott College Academic Catalog

School of Education - Undergraduate Programs


Programs

Early Childhood Education
Education Major with Early Childhood Teacher Licensure Concentration (PreK-Grade 2) (Bachelor of Arts)

Educational Studies
Education Major with Educational Studies Concentration (Bachelor of Arts)

Elementary Education
Education Major with Elementary Teacher Licensure Concentration (Grades 1-6) (Bachelor of Arts)

Endicott College Teaching Fellows Program

Fifth Year Master of Education

Secondary Education
Secondary Teacher Licensure Concentration

Applied Behavior Analysis

In addition to the undergraduate minor in ABA, Endicott currently offers several graduate programs focusing on the acquisition of ABA techniques, leading to expertise in intervention for this complex disorder. First and foremost, the faculty offer both a Master of Science in ABA/Autism and an advanced graduate Certificate in Autism for students who hold board certification in ABA. This M.Ed. program provides intensive training in both the idiosyncratic learning characteristics of children diagnosed with ASD as well as the fundamental science of ABA. The program includes the five required ABA courses that lead to eligibility for certification as a BCBA. It is offered in a hybrid format, utilizing both distance learning and traditional classroom instruction. The BCBA certification is important in that it is becoming increasingly recognized as the certification emphasizing preparation in the field of ABA. Coupled with specialized training in ASD, graduates of this program are expertly trained to work with this population. Students may pursue this degree with or without teacher licensure.

In addition, Endicott offers a Master of Education program that combines courses in special education with the five required ABA courses for BCBA certification. Students may pursue this degree with or without teacher licensure. A similar master’s program in moderate or severe special education teacher training is also offered. This special education teacher preparation program embedding the BCBA certification training is one of only two such programs in the United States. A non-degree certificate program consisting of the five-course certification sequence in ABA is also available.

 

Early Childhood and Elementary Teacher Licensure

Licensure Concentrations in Early Childhood and Elementary Education
Massachusetts License Areas: Early Childhood (Pre-K - Grade 2) and Elementary (Grades 1 - 6)

The licensure concentrations in early childhood and elementary education meet the most recent regulations for licensure in the state of Massachusetts.  . Upon graduation, students have completed all of the requirements necessary to receive an initial license in the state of Massachusetts and are eligible to pursue licensure in many other states.

Confirmation of a license area in either elementary or early childhood takes place in the second year of the program. At this point, individuals pursuing a license in early childhood follow a specific program of study. In accordance with state regulations, the elementary education program of study incorporates specific courses in the arts and sciences with education classes such as ED  329 Literacy Methods and ED 400 Practicum and Seminar in Elementary Education. The early childhood program of study includes electives in the liberal arts, ED 221 Emergent Literacy Instruction, ED 308 Early Childhood Methods, and ED 401 Practicum and Seminar in Early Childhood Education. Upon graduation, students apply for their Massachusetts license for the field in which they completed the practicum, Early Childhood Education  or Elementary Education 

Students pursuing the early childhood and elementary education license have the opportunity to add an initial license in moderate disabilities (preK-8). After completing  four specified courses in special needs - ED 203 Inclusive Practices in Educational Settings, ED 411 ASSESSMENT & INSTRUCT PLAN IN SPECIAL ED and ED 403 Internship and Seminar in Moderate Disabilities (preK-8)  and ED 401 Inclusionary Practices and Systems of Support  students who graduate from the education program and earn their elementary education license may apply to the state to add the moderate disabilities license. Students who have earned the early childhood license may also add the license by completing the four courses and passing the General Curriculum Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure (MTEL). Students pursuing licensure in these fields may also be eligible to apply for certification through the Massachusetts Office of Early Education and Care, enabling them to be certified as an infant/toddler or preschool teacher in a variety of early education and care programs outside of the public schools.

The Fifth Year Master of Education program allows students graduating from Endicott’s licensure programs in early childhood and elementary education to move directly into a master’s degree in either moderate disabilities (Pre-K-8) or reading and literacy (all grades).

Licensure Program Components
Pre-Practicum

In the junior year, early childhood and elementary education students participate in an intensive classroom experience as part of their methods courses. While Elementary students enrolled in ED 301 Math Methods, ED 302 Science Methods, ED 3 29 Literacy Methods, and ED 306 Social Studies Methods, they  complete a semester-long field experience that includes observing overall classroom environment, implementing student designed learning experiences, and reflecting on best practice.  While Early Childhood  students are  enrolled in ED 308 Early Childhood Methods,, ED 302 Science Methods, ED 329 Literacy Methods, and ED 306 Social Studies Methods, students complete a semester-long field experience that includes observing overall classroom environment, implementing student designed learning experiences, and reflecting on best practice. 

Practicum
Students in early childhood or elementary education complete a full-semester practicum in their licensure field during the senior year. They are placed in local Massachusetts schools and closely supervised by a supervising practitioner and a program supervisor. Weekly seminars bring all student teachers together with faculty who provide supervision and mentoring throughout the practicum. For those pursuing licensure in early childhood education, ED 401 Practicum and Seminar in Early Childhood consists of a semester-long practicum, including 100 hours in a pre-K or K classroom and 200 hours in a grade 1 or 2 classroom during their practicum.  Elementary education students complete ED 400 Practicum and Seminar in Education, including a semester long practicum in a grade 1-6 classroom. To enroll in the practicum students must pass all required MTEL.

Career Support
School of Education seniors take EC 400 Senior Transition aimed at preparing students for job hunting in the field of education.  Throughout the semester, seniors update their resumes, write cover letters, learn interview techniques, refine their professional teaching portfolio, participate in mock interviews with principals and superintendents, and attend education job fairs.  Alumni return to campus to speak to graduating seniors about the first year of teaching, and guest lecturers present on applying to graduate school and managing a budget. By the end of the semester, seniors are fully immersed in their job search and prepared to enter the profession of teaching.


Massachusetts Tests of Educator Licensure
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education mandates that all students pass the Massachusetts Tests of Educator Licensure (MTEL) as part of the licensing process. Endicott supports this requirement by incorporating the relevant MTEL tests into the licensure programs. Prior to enrolling in ED 400 Practicum and Seminar in Education or ED 401 Practicum and Seminar in Early Childhood Education, the Foundations of Reading test and the appropriate subject matter test in either early childhood or elementary education must be completed with a passing score. Fees for taking the MTEL are the responsibility of the student. Students must demonstrate that they are making substantial progress on the MTEL requirements for their licensure area in order to remain in, or transfer into, the licensure programs.

By incorporating the required exams into the program, upon graduation Endicott students have completed all of the necessary license requirements for the state of Massachusetts. License applications are completed and filed by the student at the end of the senior year.

Those wishing to be licensed to teach in other states must still take and pass the MTEL exams as part of the program requirements. However, the department will also work closely with individuals seeking licensure in states other than Massachusetts, helping to define the requirements and procedures for receiving that license. Preparing for, taking, and passing the MTEL exam helps future teachers to pass other exams, such as the PRAXIS and many of our students successfully pursue licenses in multiple states.

Test Preparation Workshops
Endicott offers intensive workshops and tutoring throughout the year to help prepare students to pass the MTEL exams. Test preparation workshops are included in tuition and focus on the specific skills and subjects covered on the licensure exams. Workshops are required of students enrolled in the licensure concentrations and are also available to those who want to meet the requirements to change into the program from another major.

Acceptance into the Licensure Programs from other majors
1.  Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0, and
2.  Achieve at least a C in all required courses.
 
Because of the curriculum requirements, individuals interested in transferring into the program from another major or concentration should work closely with a faculty advisor and the dean of education to ensure that they are completing the requirements in a timely manner.

Continuation in the Licensure Programs
To continue in the licensure programs the following criteria must be met: a minimum GPA of 3.0 and at least a B- in all Education ( course with an ED prefix) courses.

Students will not be permitted to remain in the licensure programs if they:
1.  do not achieve the minimum qualifying score on the MTEL,
2.  fall below the required GPA of 3.0, or
3.  receive less than a B- in all education  courses.

Transcripts are evaluated at the end of every semester and individuals work closely with their advisor and the dean to ensure that they meet these criteria. Those who are advised out of the program can complete the educational studies program which does not lead to Massachusetts state licensure.

Program Requirements and Waiver Policy
The licensure concentrations and each of their components meet the regulations set by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) for teacher preparation programs. Ordinarily, students who complete the education program must fulfill each of the course and field-based requirements as outlined in the College Catalog or updated in accordance with new DESE regulations. Students who do not follow the recommended course of study for either the early childhood or elementary license, or who transfer into the program, may need to make up courses that they have not yet taken, or apply to the Dean for a waiver. Doing so may extend the time it takes to complete the Education program, and students should plan accordingly in close consultation with their advisor or dean.

On rare occasions, program requirements may be waived based on prior coursework or experience. The practicum may not be waived.

Program Changes
Due to the changing nature of licensing regulations from state to state, students are encouraged to review the regulations from their state at the time of their entry to college. It is important for potential teachers to know the regulations and requirements for certification in the state in which they plan to teach. Licensure criteria may be modified at any time, and program requirements may be altered to reflect those changes.

 


Education Major with Early Childhood Teacher Licensure Concentration (PreK-Grade 2) (Bachelor of Arts)


Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 126


First Year - Credits: 32


  • Science Elective (Cr. 6-8)

Junior - Credits: 31


  • Aesthetic Awareness and Creative Expression General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
  • Global Issues General Education Elective  (Cr: 3)

Senior - Credits: 31


  • Values and Ethical Reasoning General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
  • General Education Electives  (Cr: 9) (Must be 200 level or above)

Science Electives


Students must choose one course from each group

Learning Outcomes


Upon completion of the education program, students will:

  • Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in intellectual discourse within the discipline.
  • Communicate effectively in written form following the academic conventions of the discipline. 
  • Document and exhibit pre-service competency on each of the Massachusetts Professional Standards for Teachers (PST)
  • Demonstrate subject matter knowledge in the liberal arts–literature, history, science, math, psychology, geography and government–in keeping with the characteristics of a “highly qualified teacher.”  
  • Identify and demonstrate an understanding of the significant approaches, practices, and programs for developing reading skills and reading comprehension.
 

Educational Studies

The educational studies concentration prepares students for a variety of education-related careers, including work in museums, day care centers, camps, private schools, and other positions that do not require state licensure. Through required liberal arts courses students gain content knowledge in math, science, children’s literature and history. Students complete internships in schools, museums, libraries, hospitals and other related sites.  Semester internships, as opposed to student teaching, are completed in similar settings with a weekly seminar.  Students may also be eligible to apply for certification through the Massachusetts Office of Early Education & Care enabling them to be certified as an infant/toddler or preschool teacher in a variety of early education and care programs outside of the public schools.  Note:  The Educational Studies concentration does not lead to public school licensure or certification and does not require the Massachusetts Tests of Educator Licensure.

 


Education Major with Educational Studies Concentration (Bachelor of Arts)


This program of study does not lead to state licensure.

Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 126


First Year - Credits: 32


  • Science Elective (Cr. 3 - 4)
  • Values and Ethical Reasoning General Education Elective  (Cr: 3)

Junior - Credits: 32


  • General Education Elective (Cr: 6) (above the 200 level)
  • Global Issues General Education Elective (Cr: 3) (Recommend IDS325)
  • Electives (Cr: 6) (one must be at the 300 level or above)
  • CSC or Tech course (Cr: 3)  or a minor requirement if elected
  • BUS, CMM or IDS Elective (Cr: 3) or a minor requirement if elected
  • Language or International Studies Elective (Cr: 3) or a minor requirement if elected

Senior - Credits: 31


  • General Education Elective   (Cr: 6)
  • Education Elective   (Cr: 3)
  • Electives (Cr: 3) (Must be at the 300 level or above) or Minor requirement if elected

Science Electives


Students must choose one course from each group.

Learning Outcomes


Upon completion of the educational studies concentration program, students will:

  • Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in intellectual discourse within the discipline.
  • Communicate effectively in written form following the academic conventions of the discipline. 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the field of education including the areas of historic and current trends, assessment, special needs, psychology and technology.
  • Apply their learning to multiple field experiences in a variety of educational settings.
 

Early Childhood and Elementary Teacher Licensure

Licensure Concentrations in Early Childhood and Elementary Education
Massachusetts License Areas: Early Childhood (Pre-K - Grade 2) and Elementary (Grades 1 - 6)

The licensure concentrations in early childhood and elementary education meet the most recent regulations for licensure in the state of Massachusetts.  . Upon graduation, students have completed all of the requirements necessary to receive an initial license in the state of Massachusetts and are eligible to pursue licensure in many other states.

Confirmation of a license area in either elementary or early childhood takes place in the second year of the program. At this point, individuals pursuing a license in early childhood follow a specific program of study. In accordance with state regulations, the elementary education program of study incorporates specific courses in the arts and sciences with education classes such as ED  329 Literacy Methods and ED 400 Practicum and Seminar in Elementary Education. The early childhood program of study includes electives in the liberal arts, ED 221 Emergent Literacy Instruction, ED 308 Early Childhood Methods, and ED 401 Practicum and Seminar in Early Childhood Education. Upon graduation, students apply for their Massachusetts license for the field in which they completed the practicum, Early Childhood Education  or Elementary Education 

Students pursuing the early childhood and elementary education license have the opportunity to add an initial license in moderate disabilities (preK-8). After completing  four specified courses in special needs - ED 203 Inclusive Practices in Educational Settings, ED 411 ASSESSMENT & INSTRUCT PLAN IN SPECIAL ED and ED 403 Internship and Seminar in Moderate Disabilities (preK-8)  and ED 401 Inclusionary Practices and Systems of Support  students who graduate from the education program and earn their elementary education license may apply to the state to add the moderate disabilities license. Students who have earned the early childhood license may also add the license by completing the four courses and passing the General Curriculum Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure (MTEL). Students pursuing licensure in these fields may also be eligible to apply for certification through the Massachusetts Office of Early Education and Care, enabling them to be certified as an infant/toddler or preschool teacher in a variety of early education and care programs outside of the public schools.

The Fifth Year Master of Education program allows students graduating from Endicott’s licensure programs in early childhood and elementary education to move directly into a master’s degree in either moderate disabilities (Pre-K-8) or reading and literacy (all grades).

Licensure Program Components
Pre-Practicum

In the junior year, early childhood and elementary education students participate in an intensive classroom experience as part of their methods courses. While Elementary students enrolled in ED 301 Math Methods, ED 302 Science Methods, ED 3 29 Literacy Methods, and ED 306 Social Studies Methods, they  complete a semester-long field experience that includes observing overall classroom environment, implementing student designed learning experiences, and reflecting on best practice.  While Early Childhood  students are  enrolled in ED 308 Early Childhood Methods,, ED 302 Science Methods, ED 329 Literacy Methods, and ED 306 Social Studies Methods, students complete a semester-long field experience that includes observing overall classroom environment, implementing student designed learning experiences, and reflecting on best practice. 

Practicum
Students in early childhood or elementary education complete a full-semester practicum in their licensure field during the senior year. They are placed in local Massachusetts schools and closely supervised by a supervising practitioner and a program supervisor. Weekly seminars bring all student teachers together with faculty who provide supervision and mentoring throughout the practicum. For those pursuing licensure in early childhood education, ED 401 Practicum and Seminar in Early Childhood consists of a semester-long practicum, including 100 hours in a pre-K or K classroom and 200 hours in a grade 1 or 2 classroom during their practicum.  Elementary education students complete ED 400 Practicum and Seminar in Education, including a semester long practicum in a grade 1-6 classroom. To enroll in the practicum students must pass all required MTEL.

Career Support
School of Education seniors take EC 400 Senior Transition aimed at preparing students for job hunting in the field of education.  Throughout the semester, seniors update their resumes, write cover letters, learn interview techniques, refine their professional teaching portfolio, participate in mock interviews with principals and superintendents, and attend education job fairs.  Alumni return to campus to speak to graduating seniors about the first year of teaching, and guest lecturers present on applying to graduate school and managing a budget. By the end of the semester, seniors are fully immersed in their job search and prepared to enter the profession of teaching.


Massachusetts Tests of Educator Licensure
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education mandates that all students pass the Massachusetts Tests of Educator Licensure (MTEL) as part of the licensing process. Endicott supports this requirement by incorporating the relevant MTEL tests into the licensure programs. Prior to enrolling in ED 400 Practicum and Seminar in Education or ED 401 Practicum and Seminar in Early Childhood Education, the Foundations of Reading test and the appropriate subject matter test in either early childhood or elementary education must be completed with a passing score. Fees for taking the MTEL are the responsibility of the student. Students must demonstrate that they are making substantial progress on the MTEL requirements for their licensure area in order to remain in, or transfer into, the licensure programs.

By incorporating the required exams into the program, upon graduation Endicott students have completed all of the necessary license requirements for the state of Massachusetts. License applications are completed and filed by the student at the end of the senior year.

Those wishing to be licensed to teach in other states must still take and pass the MTEL exams as part of the program requirements. However, the department will also work closely with individuals seeking licensure in states other than Massachusetts, helping to define the requirements and procedures for receiving that license. Preparing for, taking, and passing the MTEL exam helps future teachers to pass other exams, such as the PRAXIS and many of our students successfully pursue licenses in multiple states.

Test Preparation Workshops
Endicott offers intensive workshops and tutoring throughout the year to help prepare students to pass the MTEL exams. Test preparation workshops are included in tuition and focus on the specific skills and subjects covered on the licensure exams. Workshops are required of students enrolled in the licensure concentrations and are also available to those who want to meet the requirements to change into the program from another major.

Acceptance into the Licensure Programs from other majors
1.  Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0, and
2.  Achieve at least a C in all required courses.
 
Because of the curriculum requirements, individuals interested in transferring into the program from another major or concentration should work closely with a faculty advisor and the dean of education to ensure that they are completing the requirements in a timely manner.

Continuation in the Licensure Programs
To continue in the licensure programs the following criteria must be met: a minimum GPA of 3.0 and at least a B- in all Education ( course with an ED prefix) courses.

Students will not be permitted to remain in the licensure programs if they:
1.  do not achieve the minimum qualifying score on the MTEL,
2.  fall below the required GPA of 3.0, or
3.  receive less than a B- in all education  courses.

Transcripts are evaluated at the end of every semester and individuals work closely with their advisor and the dean to ensure that they meet these criteria. Those who are advised out of the program can complete the educational studies program which does not lead to Massachusetts state licensure.

Program Requirements and Waiver Policy
The licensure concentrations and each of their components meet the regulations set by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) for teacher preparation programs. Ordinarily, students who complete the education program must fulfill each of the course and field-based requirements as outlined in the College Catalog or updated in accordance with new DESE regulations. Students who do not follow the recommended course of study for either the early childhood or elementary license, or who transfer into the program, may need to make up courses that they have not yet taken, or apply to the Dean for a waiver. Doing so may extend the time it takes to complete the Education program, and students should plan accordingly in close consultation with their advisor or dean.

On rare occasions, program requirements may be waived based on prior coursework or experience. The practicum may not be waived.

Program Changes
Due to the changing nature of licensing regulations from state to state, students are encouraged to review the regulations from their state at the time of their entry to college. It is important for potential teachers to know the regulations and requirements for certification in the state in which they plan to teach. Licensure criteria may be modified at any time, and program requirements may be altered to reflect those changes.

 


Education Major with Elementary Teacher Licensure Concentration (Grades 1-6) (Bachelor of Arts)


Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 126


First Year - Credits: 32


  • Science Elective (Cr. 6-8)

Junior - Credits: 31


  • Aesthetic Awareness and Creative Expression General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)

Senior - Credits: 31


  • Values and Ethical Reasoning General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
  • General Education Electives   (Cr: 9) (One must be 200 level or above)

Science Electives


Students must choose one course from each group.

Learning Outcomes


Upon completion of the education program, students will:

  • Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in intellectual discourse within the discipline.
  • Communicate effectively in written form following the academic conventions of the discipline. 
  • Document and exhibit pre-service competency on each of the Massachusetts Professional Standards for Teachers (PST)
  • Demonstrate subject matter knowledge in the liberal arts–literature, history, science, math, psychology, geography and government–in keeping with the characteristics of a “highly qualified teacher.”  
  • Identify and demonstrate an understanding of the significant approaches, practices, and programs for developing reading skills and reading comprehension.
 

Endicott College Teaching Fellows Program

Graduates of the School of Education’s licensure programs may apply to be an Endicott teaching fellow as part of a Fifth Year Master of Education program. The Teaching Fellows Program is a year-long residency that provides M.Ed. graduate students with an opportunity to participate in a classroom and school community as a teaching fellow under the guidance of a master teacher. In exchange for one academic year of work, the host school will pay the full graduate tuition for their teaching fellow. Suggested roles for teaching fellows include: literacy coaches, associate teachers, special education teachers, and reading specialists in training.

 

Fifth Year Master of Education

The Fifth Year Master of Education program allows students graduating from Endicott’s licensure programs in early childhood and elementary education to move directly into a master’s degree in either moderate disabilities (PreK-8), reading and literacy (all grades), or Social Emotional Learning.Through a year of full-time study, they are able to complete the M.Ed. by the summer after graduation.

 

Secondary Education Teacher Licensure

Licensure Concentration in Secondary Education
Massachusetts License Areas:  Biology (8-12); Earth and Space Science (8-12); English (5-12); History (5-12); Math (5-8; 8-12)

Students pursuing secondary education can major in the following areas leading to licensure: bio/biotech (biology license in 8-12), environmental science (earth and space science license in 8-12), English (English license in 5-12), history (history license in 5-12), and math (math license in 5-8; 8-12). Students complete a liberal arts major plus the secondary education concentration in order to become licensed in the state of Massachusetts to teach at the middle and/or high school levels. Students complete freshman and sophomore clinical experiences in a range of school settings, followed by junior year pre practicum experiences and a senior year practicum. 

The licensure concentrations in secondary education meet the most recent regulations for licensure in the state of Massachusetts and have been approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Upon graduation, Endicott education students have completed all of the requirements necessary to receive an initial license in the state of Massachusetts and are eligible to pursue licensure in many other states. The concentration consists of seven courses plus a full-semester practicum.

Secondary Licensure Program Components

Pre-Practicum
In the junior year, secondary education licensure students participate in an intensive classroom experience as part of their methods course, which requires a semester-long field experience that includes observing overall classroom environment, implementing student designed learning experiences, and reflecting on best practice.

Practicum
Students in the secondary licensure concentrations complete a full-semester practicum in their license field during the senior year. They are placed in local Massachusetts schools and closely supervised by a licensed supervising practitioner and a program supervisor. Weekly seminars bring all student teachers together with faculty who provide supervision and mentoring throughout the practicum. All secondary education students complete ED 400 Practicum and Seminar in Education, a semester-long practicum in an appropriate classroom. To enroll in the practicum students must pass all required MTEL.

Career Support  
Secondary Education licensure seniors  may elect to take  EC 400 Senior Transition aimed at preparing students for job hunting in the field of education. Throughout the semester, seniors update their resumes, write cover letters, learn interview techniques, refine their professional teaching portfolio, participate in mock interviews with principals and superintendents, and attend education job fairs.  Alumni return to campus to speak to graduating seniors about the first year of teaching, and guest lecturers present on applying to graduate school and managing a budget. By the end of the semester, seniors are fully immersed in their job search and prepared to enter the profession of teaching.

Massachusetts Tests of Educator Licensure
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education mandates that all students pass the Massachusetts Tests of Educator Licensure (MTEL) as part of the licensing process. Endicott supports this requirement by incorporating the relevant MTEL tests into the licensure programs. Prior to enrollment in junior year pre-practicum methods course, a passing score on the Communication & Literacy MTEL is required. Prior to enrolling in ED 400 Practicum and Seminar in Education, the appropriate subject matter test must be completed with a passing score. Fees for taking the MTEL will be the responsibility of the student.
By incorporating the required exams into the program, upon graduation Endicott students have completed all of the necessary license requirements for the state of Massachusetts. License applications are completed and filed by the student at the end of the senior year.

Those wishing to be licensed to teach in other states must still take and pass the MTEL exams as part of the program requirements. However, the department will also work closely with individuals seeking licensure in states other than Massachusetts, helping to define the requirements and procedures for receiving that license. Preparing for, taking, and passing the MTEL exam helps future teachers to pass other exams, such as the PRAXIS, and many of our students successfully pursue licenses in multiple states.

Test Preparation Workshops
Endicott offers intensive workshops and tutoring throughout the year to help prepare students to pass the MTEL exams. Test preparation workshops are free of charge and focus on the specific skills and subjects covered on the licensure exams. Workshops are required of students enrolled in the licensure concentrations and are also available to those who want to meet the requirements to change into the program from another major.

Acceptance into the Licensure Programs
Requirements for admission to the secondary education licensure programs include the regular admission requirements as outlined in the Catalog. 

Those not accepted into the program upon admission to Endicott may transfer into the program when they:
 
1.  Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0, and
2.  Achieve at least a B- in any required courses.
 
Because of the curriculum requirements, individuals interested in changing into the program from another major should work closely with a faculty advisor and the dean of education to ensure that they are completing the requirements in a timely manner.

Continuation in the Licensure Programs
To continue in the licensure programs the following criteria must be met: a minimum GPA of 3.0 and at least a B- in all Education Courses ( courses with an ED prefix)  required courses.

Students will not be permitted to remain in the licensure programs if they:
1.  do not achieve the minimum qualifying score on the MTEL,
2.  fall below the required GPA of 3.0, or
3.  receive less than a B- in all Education  courses.

Transcripts are evaluated at the end of every semester and individuals work closely with their advisor and the dean to ensure that they meet these criteria. Those who are advised out of the program may complete the non-licensure concentration. The non-licensure concentration does not lead to Massachusetts state licensure.

Program Requirements and Waiver Policy
The licensure concentrations and each of their components meets the regulations set by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) for teacher preparation programs. Ordinarily, students who complete the education program must fulfill each of the course and field-based requirements as outlined in the College catalog or updated in accordance with new DESE regulations. Students who do not follow the recommended course of study, or who transfer into the program, may need to make up courses that they have not yet taken, or apply to the dean for a waiver. Doing so may extend the time it takes to complete the education program, and students should plan accordingly in close consultation with their advisor or dean.  On rare occasions, program requirements may be waived based on prior coursework or experience. The practicum may not be waived.

Program Changes
Due to the changing nature of licensing regulations from state to state, students are encouraged to review the regulations from their state at the time of their entry to college. It is important for potential teachers to know the regulations and requirements for certification in the state in which they plan to teach. Licensure criteria may be modified at any time, and program requirements may be altered to reflect those changes.

Required Education Courses

  • ED 125 Approaches to Secondary Education (Cr: 3)
  • ED 203 Introduction to Children with Special Needs (Cr: 3)
  • ED 240 Literacy in the Content Areas (Cr: 3)
  • ED 303 Pre-Practicum Field Experience (Cr: 1)
  • ED 330/330L Sheltered English Immersion (Cr: 3)
  • ED 339 Classroom Assessment (Cr: 3)
  • ED 380 Methods in the Secondary Content Areas (Cr: 3)
  • ED 400 Practicum and Seminar (Cr: 12)
  • PSY 200 Child and Adolescent Psychology (Cr: 3)

Secondary Education Teacher Licensure

Licensure Concentration in Secondary Education
Massachusetts License Areas:  Biology (8-12); Earth and Space Science (8-12); English (5-12); History (5-12); Math (5-8; 8-12)

Students pursuing secondary education can major in the following areas leading to licensure: bio/biotech (biology license in 8-12), environmental science (earth and space science license in 8-12), English (English license in 5-12), history (history license in 5-12), and math (math license in 5-8; 8-12). Students complete a liberal arts major plus the secondary education concentration in order to become licensed in the state of Massachusetts to teach at the middle and/or high school levels. Students complete freshman and sophomore internships
in a range of school settings, followed by junior year pre practicum experiences and a senior year practicum. 

The licensure concentrations in secondary education meet the most recent regulations for licensure in the state of Massachusetts and have been approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Upon graduation, Endicott education students have completed all of the requirements necessary to receive an initial license in the state of Massachusetts and are eligible to pursue licensure in many other states. The concentration consists of seven courses plus a full-semester practicum.

Secondary Teacher Licensure Concentration

Curriculum Requirements

Students complete the secondary education concentration in conjunction with the appropriate liberal arts major, either bio/biotechnology, English, environmental science, history, or math.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the education program, students will:

  • Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in intellectual discourse within the discipline.
  • Communicate effectively in written form following the academic conventions of the discipline. 
  • Document and exhibit pre-service competency on each of the Massachusetts Professional Standards for Teachers (PST)
  • Demonstrate subject matter knowledge in the liberal arts–literature, history, science, math, psychology, geography and government–in keeping with the characteristics of a “highly qualified teacher.”  
  • Identify and demonstrate an understanding of the significant approaches, practices, and programs for developing reading skills and reading comprehension.
 


Secondary Teacher Licensure Concentration


Curriculum Requirements


Students complete the secondary education concentration in conjunction with the appropriate liberal arts major, either bio/biotechnology, English, environmental science, history, or math.

Learning Outcomes


Upon completion of the education program, students will:

  • Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in intellectual discourse within the discipline.
  • Communicate effectively in written form following the academic conventions of the discipline. 
  • Document and exhibit pre-service competency on each of the Massachusetts Professional Standards for Teachers (PST)
  • Demonstrate subject matter knowledge in the liberal arts–literature, history, science, math, psychology, geography and government–in keeping with the characteristics of a “highly qualified teacher.”  
  • Identify and demonstrate an understanding of the significant approaches, practices, and programs for developing reading skills and reading comprehension.