Jun 10, 2023  
2022-2023 Endicott College Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Endicott College Academic Catalog

Early Childhood Education (Master of Education)

Those seeking an initial license in Early Childhood (PreK-2) follow the Initial Licensure program of study. Those seeking the master’s, but not the license, complete the Non-Licensure program of study.  The non-licensure master’s does not lead to licensure in the state of Massachusetts.

Prerequisite: Passing score on the Communication and Literacy MTEL
To meet the licensure program requirements, students must successfully complete all of the required MTELs, coursework, fieldwork, and Comprehensive Examination. Students are required to pass all required MTELs prior to enrolling in the practicum. Students who are unable to meet these requirements can complete the Non-Licensure masters which replaces the Practicum and Reflective Seminar with two education electives. The non-licensure master’s does not lead to licensure in the state of Massachusetts and no MTELs are required in the non-licensure program.

Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 36

Required Curriculum with MA Initial Licensure

As regulated by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, the practicum requires 300 hours with a minimum of 100 hours of full responsibility in the role and grade level of the license sought.  Students my have their practicum placement, supervising practitioner, and hours approved by Endicott staff before enrolling in the practicum course. Additional hours may be assigned at the discretion of the Dean, Director, Associate Director or Assistant Director. 

Note: All courses in the program are required to obtain the Initial license

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will: 

  • Demonstrate subject matter expertise
  • Design high quality instruction, including authentic and meaningful student assessments 
  • Analyze student performance and growth data and to use this data to improve instruction and practice
  • Teach all students through instructional practices that establish high expectations, a safe and effective classroom environment, and cultural proficiency.
  • Promote the learning and growth of all students through effective partnerships with families, caregivers, community members, and organizations.
  • Ensure the learning and growth of all students through ethical, culturally proficient, skilled, and collaborative practice.