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2019-2020 Van Loan Catalog 
2019-2020 Van Loan Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Education Programs

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The Van Loan School at Endicott College offers a variety of Masters in Education programs. All education programs focus on best practices in high quality instruction, authentic and meaningful student assessments, developing effective partnerships with families and the community, and ethical, culturally proficient, and collaborative practice.

Educator Preparation Programs

Endicott College has a long history of preparing educators through its educator preparation programs. Approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, these programs provide students with a combination of coursework and field experiences that focus on the Massachusetts Professional Standards for Teachers (PSTs) and cover the required Subject Matter Knowledge (SNKs) requirements for teachers. 


In order to be endorsed for licensure by Endicott College, all program requirements must be met, including completion of coursework, pre-practicum, practicum and MTELs.  Students should work closely with their advisor and Endicott’s Licensure Officer to ensure that they are pursuing the correct program of study for the license sought.

Students should be advised that the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) may change licensure regulations and requirements at any time and that those changes may impact licensure requirements.

Students are allowed up to seven years from the date of starting the first class to the date of completing the Master’s degree. Courses more than seven years old are lost under the default clause of Endicott College Student Handbook.

Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL)

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 and offering free online preparation sessions. Passing scores on the Communication and Literacy MTEL are required for admission to the licensure programs. Students must complete all additional required MTELs prior to enrolling in the practicum. Fees for taking MTELs will be the responsibility of the student. For more information about the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure, see http://www.mtel.nesinc.com.

Non-Licensure Programs

Endicott recognizes that all students seeking a master’s degree in the field of education do not intend to be public school teachers in the state of Massachusetts. For this reason, non-licensure degree options are available which do not require the MTEL, the practicum or the seminar.  In place of the practicum and seminar, the non-licensure programs require electives to meet the 36 credit degree requirement. Students who switch to non-licensure programs cannot switch back to licensure programs. Prior to Fall 2016, students who change from the licensure to the non-licensure concentration after completing ED 542 Sheltered English Immersion should be aware that the course will not count toward licensure for the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).  

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