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2006-2007 Graduate and Professional Studies 
2006-2007 Graduate and Professional Studies [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Information

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The Van Loan School of Graduate and Professional Studies


Endicott College gained approval for its first graduate degree, a Master of Education, in 1995. In June 2001, Endicott received approval by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education for a Master of Business Administration. Most recently (October 2002), the College was reviewed for all of the educator preparation programs for licensure by the Massachusetts Department of Education and received renewal for all existing baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate programs.

The Elementary Education, Reading and Literacy, and Special Needs programs are approved by the Department of Education for meeting teaching licensure requirements in the State of Massachusetts. Professional development courses are also offered to individuals at various locations across the United States.

The Center for Leadership offers corporate training and employee development programs.

As of summer 2006, the Van Loan School has approximately 1,100 students. All of the graduate programs are designed to serve the needs of professional adults by providing education at convenient time and locations.

Graduate and Professional Studies Mission Statement

Endicott has a vision for the total development of the adult learner within a community that fosters an appreciation of cultural diversity, international awareness, community service, and moral and ethical values. Endicott is an innovative and vibrant student-centered institution that supports collaborative learning as its premise.

Our graduate and professional studies programs meet the needs and demands of the adult learner. The value of your experience will be most beneficial if it is connected to practices and challenges that you face in your courses. We do all that we can to assure that your program will be rigorous, taking into account the challenges of being an adult learner.

The Van Loan School of Graduate and Professional Studies Philosophy Statement

The Van Loan School of Graduate and Professional Studies works with adult, life-long learners, so that they can explore new opportunities in their professional and personal lives. The programs are cohort-based, student-centered, accelerated, intensive, and tailored to meet the learning needs and the lifestyles of adult learners. With a focus on rigor and quality, the Van Loan School of Graduate and Professional Studies’ programs are designed to challenge students to grow intellectually and professionally. Our model of learning from each other through peer collaboration, with faculty as facilitators in interactive classes, is based on the notion that the graduate experience will be most fruitful if connected to practice and to the challenges each student faces in his or her career. Endicott College’s post-baccalaureate programs emphasize the interaction of theory and practice and the successful application of knowledge and competence in the professional domain.

Resources and Relationships


Planning and Evaluation

The members of the Van Loan School of Graduate and Professional Studies play an integral role in Endicott College’s strategic planning process. The Vice President of the Graduate School is a member of the President’s Council. The Associate Dean of Graduate Education represents the School of Graduate and Professional Studies by serving on the Strategic Planning and Assessment Committees. The Graduate Council is chaired by the Vice President of the Graduate School and represented by the graduate program directors, the Vice President and Dean of the Undergraduate College, other academic deans and full-time faculty. Any graduate program changes, initiatives, or changes in delivery methods are approved and supported by the Vice President and the President’s Council. The online delivery options are integrated into the institution’s overall operation and are administered by the Vice President.

Graduate Council Advisory Committee

The 15-member Graduate Council Advisory Committee is comprised of full-time professors, deans, and graduate school personnel and has been extremely helpful in serving as a sounding board for the growth and development of graduate programs. The Committee has been actively involved with the Van Loan Graduate School and has been helpful in providing guidance and leadership in the area of program development.

A ten-member Curriculum Sub-committee has been established to approve curriculum revisions, program changes, and other relevant course syllabi modifications.

Physical and Technological Resources

The Van Loan School of Graduate and Professional Studies is located in a newly-renovated building on Endicott’s South Campus with state-of-the-art classrooms, a computer lab, office space, student lounges, and conference facilities.

Off-campus sites utilize school district resource rooms, computer labs, and electronic resources, along with the Endicott’s Halle Library and computer labs. Graduate students are provided with student identification cards that allow them to use the Halle Library, computer labs, and the Post Fitness Center. Students are also provided with instructions for electronic access to the bookstore. Library and bookstore hours are posted on Endicott’s web site, www.endicott.edu.

In addition, GullNet - Endicott College’s web portal and Learning Management System - allows students, faculty, and staff to collaborate and communicate in a variety of ways within courses and other approved campus departments and groups. This feature-rich platform is accessed directly through the Endicott College website homepage at www.endicott.edu. Gullnet, which is password protected, is fully supported by the Endicott College IT organization.

GullNet creates an interactive teaching and learning environment. The instructor facilitates and directs this environment through the use of the following activities and functions:

  • Post syllabi, lectures, class notes, and presentations
  • Deliver online assignments
  • Conduct online exams
  • Post pertinent web links and other related course resources
  • Build and monitor virtual study groups
  • Post and moderate class discussion questions
  • Communicate to the entire class simultaneously
  • Hold chat sessions

Collaborative Learning for the Experienced Professional

Our motto, “Collaborative Learning for the Experienced Professional,” captures the essence of the post-baccalaureate programs offered by Endicott - creating an environment of peer learning, stimulated and coordinated by experienced faculty who have extensive teaching experience. Through this sharing and collaborative exchange among the graduate students, a most valuable learning process is fostered. The relevance of the program is not in the study of theory for its own sake, but rather from linking theory to practice: applied, practical, and experiential teaching and learning.

Collaborative Learning Using the Cohort Model

Building on Endicott College’s strength as a leading institution in adult learning, the post-baccalaureate programs employ a collaborative, team-based approach to teaching and learning. The “cohort model” is one where a group of students begins, progresses through, and completes a course of study together. In the Endicott post-baccalaureate programs, students are admitted into cohort groups of approximately 15-20. This cohort approach creates a rich environment of peer learning and collaboration. The cohort model emphasizes and reinforces both team building and teamwork as critical functions of individuals and organizations. Most students finish a program within 18-20 months. Courses are offered in the evenings, on weekends, and during week-long sessions in the summer for the convenience of professional adults.

Flexible Locations

Endicott’s post-baccalaureate programs are offered on campus in Beverly and at selected off-site locations throughout Eastern Massachusetts to meet the needs of adult professional learners.

A Global Perspective

Capitalizing on Endicott’s international programs in Bermuda, Bulle, Switzerland, Madrid, Spain, and Mexico City, Mexico, the post-baccalaureate programs incorporate a global perspective in the curriculum, such as enhancing classroom activities with diversity and multicultural components and comparisons.

Current Off Site Locations

(As of September 1, 2006)

  Bachelor Degree - Off Campus Sites
  Bedford, Massachusetts
Beverly, Massachusetts
Boston, Massachusetts
Brockton, Massachusetts
Danvers, Massachusetts
Milford, Massachusetts
  Bedford VA Medical Center
Comcast Corporation
U.S. Military Processing Station (MEPS), Barnes Building
U.S. Military, U.S. Army Reserve Center
Medtronic Corporation
Headquarters, Massachusetts Army National Guard
  Master of Education Degree - Off Campus Sites
  Franklin, Massachusetts
Hanson, Massachusetts
North Andover, Massachusetts
  Massachusetts Secondary School Principals Association
Whitman-Hanson Regional School District
North Andover School Department
  International Sites
  Island of Bermuda
Bulle, Switzerland
Madrid, Spain
Mexico City, Mexico
  Bermuda College
Glion Institute of Higher Learning
College of International Studies
Endicott College/Mexico City Campus

A Note on Our Programs


The fast-paced, changing organizations of the 21st century compel professionals to cultivate skills and knowledge in order to survive and succeed. Through separate and integrated studies employing the collaborative cohort model of teaching and learning, Endicott College’s post-baccalaureate programs emphasize the interaction of theory and practice and the successful application of knowledge and competence in the professional domain. Students acquire critical thinking skills that are fundamental to lifelong learning. Endicott College encourages students to explore the coherence of all intellectual pursuits - the relatedness of history and innovation, social progress, and traditional values, and classical and contemporary cultures. Each program fosters confidence in professionals as they respond to the challenges they face in the changing field of education, and policies are shaped by an understanding of education and research as inclusive and cooperative undertakings.

Tuition and Fees, 2006-07


Tuition at the Van Loan School of Graduate and Professional Studies

  Bachelor Degree Courses
M.Ed. Degree Courses
M.B.A. Degree Courses
$218/credit = $654/course
$279/credit = $837/course
$420/credit = $1,260/course

The College may have different tuition models for various regional and international sites. Each site has a written tuition statement. Please request a copy of that statement as part of the admission process.

Fee Schedule for Resident Students

Parking Registration Fee
Health Insurance Fee (optional) *
Meal Plans (optional)
$3,594.00/semester; $7,188.00/year
$200.00/ year
$840.00/ year
$1,533.00/semester; $3,066.00 per year
$1,265.00/semester; $2,530.00 per year
$899.00/semester; $1,798.00 per year

* The Massachusetts Universal Health Care Program requires all students registered for nine credit hours or more to have this coverage. This health insurance charge may be waived upon proof of comparable coverage and completion of the waiver form. The waiver form must be completed online at www.kosterweb.com. Failure to complete this form will result in a charge of $840.00.