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2010-2011 School of Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog 
2010-2011 School of Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Elementary Education - Initial Licensure

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The Master of Education in Elementary Education programs prepare candidates to work in grades 1–6. Through coursework and field experiences, students develop understanding of subject matter knowledge, curriculum design, instructional strategies, observation and assessment, communication, and collaboration with families and the community. The Master of Education programs in Elementary Education are designed in two tracks: 1) a 27-credit post-baccalaureate program that leads to Initial Licensure, and an optional nine additional credit program to obtain a Master’s degree in Initial Licensure, 2) a 36-credit Appropriate Master’s Degree Program that leads to Professional Licensure.

Program Outcomes

  • Learn to educate and manage diverse student populations in the classroom.
  • Become proficient in the pedagogy for managing elementary age students with regular and moderate disabilities in an inclusive environment.
  • Be able to successfully complete all required tests in Massachusetts for Educator Licensure (MTEL).
  • Be eligible for Initial or Professional licensure to teach elementary grades (1–6) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
  • Have practical training to teach in the classroom through a practicum and a reflective seminar course.

Master of Education in Elementary Education: Initial Licensure Program 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 passing score on the Communication and Literacy test (MTEL)
  • Copy of all Massachusetts teacher licenses, if any; and
  • Official score on either the Miller Analogies Test or GRE.



Program of Study

Plus Comprehensive Examination

Total degree requirements: 36 cr.

Completion Requirements

To exit from the Elementary program for Initial Licensure, students must successfully complete all of the required courses, fieldwork, and the comprehensive examination. Students who do not possess an Initial License in any field are also required to pass the Foundations of Reading Test and the General Curriculum Test prior to the beginning of the practicum experience for successful completion of the Initial Licensure Master of Elementary Education program.

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