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  Dec 12, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2017-2018

Secondary Education and Professional Programs


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Faculty

Chairperson: Professor Anne Hird

Graduate Program Coordinators:

Accelerated Postbaccalaureate: Assistant Professor Sarah Thomas
Educational Leadership: Assistant Professor Robert McManus
Instructional Technology: Professor Anne Hird
Master’s Core Courses; MEd for PreK-12, Non-Licensure; and Postbaccalaureate Program: Professor John-Michael Bodi

Professors: Bennie Agbarha, Phyllis Gimbel, Jeri Katz, Stephen Nelson, Thanh Nguyen

Assistant Professors: Stephen Krajeski, Melissa Winchell

Location: Tinsley Center, Room 214
Website:  www.bridgew.edu/seconded
Phone:     508.531.1320

Degree Programs

  • BA in Secondary Education (high school in areas of biology, chemistry, earth and space science, physics; middle through high school in areas of English, history, mathematics, Spanish; and preK-high school in areas of dance, health/family and consumer science, music, theatre, visual art)
  • MAT – (High School/Middle School) (Professional Licensure)
    Areas: biology, creative arts, English, history, mathematics, music, physical science, physics
  • MEd in Educational Leadership (Principal/Assistant Principal, School Business Administrator, Supervisor/Director) (Initial Licensure)
  • MEd in Educational Leadership (Non-Licensure)
  • MEd in PreK-12 Education (for Educators in Non-US Settings) (Non-Licensure)

Postbaccalaureate Licensure Programs

  • Secondary Education (High School/Middle School, PreK-12 Specialist)
    Areas: biology, chemistry, dance, earth and space science, English, history, mathematics, music, physics, Spanish, theatre, visual art
  • Educational Leadership (Principal/Assistant Principal, School Business Administrator, Supervisor/Director) (Initial Licensure)

Postmaster’s Licensure Program

  • Educational Leadership (Principal/Assistant Principal, School Business Administrator, Special Education Administrator, Superintendent/Assistant Superintendent, Supervisor/Director) (Initial Licensure)

Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study Programs (CAGS)

  • Educational Leadership (Principal/Assistant Principal, School Business Administrator, Special Education Administrator, Superintendent/Assistant Superintendent, Supervisor/Director) (Initial Licensure)
  • Educational Leadership (Non-Licensure)

 

The following programs are currently inactive:

  • Library Media Graduate program
  • Instructional Media minor
  • Instructional Technology, PB, MEd and Postmaster’s

Click on Academic Programs   for program information and requirements.

All courses are structured to address the transition toward the contemporary concerns of human development, diversity, equity and ethics. The learner is regarded as one who has an active role in constructing his/her knowledge base, values and attitudes. The varied cultural backgrounds of students and teachers are seen as a positive context in which one can listen, consider and learn. The department sees its role as interactive with other education departments and with the university’s colleges addressing joint missions and fostering the development of curriculum, methodologies and perspectives that enhance the individual and society.

All students who intend to become licensed educators must apply for admission and be accepted into professional education through the College of Education and Allied Studies. All students seeking licensure must consult the Educator Preparation and Licensure Policies and Procedures  section of this catalog for information pertaining to the state regulations for the licensure of educational personnel and important institutional deadlines.

Students in any program offered in the Department of Secondary Education and Professional Programs (SEPP) who have identified needs in written or spoken use of the English language will be referred to the BSU Writing Studio for assistance. Such referrals to the Writing Studio may be repeated until student proficiency in the use of the English language is at a level deemed acceptable for students in SEPP programs.

Students are advised to check the secondary education and preprofessional programs website periodically at www.bridgew.edu/seconded/.

Graduate Programs

The Department of Secondary Education and Professional Programs offers several programs designed to meet the needs of graduate students.

An Accelerated Postbaccalaureate licensure program (APB) leading to initial licensure in designated high school (8-12), middle school (5-8), and PreK-12 special subject areas is offered.

A Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree program, in conjunction with several of the arts and sciences departments of the college, designed for secondary school teachers who have an initial license and are seeking a professional license is offered.

A Master of Education (MEd) degree program for PreK-12 teachers. This is a non-licensure program.

A Master of Education (MEd) in educational leadership.

A Master of Education (MEd) in instructional technology.

A Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) in education with a focus on educational leadership is offered.

Master of Arts in Teaching
(Professional Licensure)

The Master of Arts in Teaching degree was developed for high school and middle school subject area teachers who have an initial license and are seeking a professional license in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The MAT program is designed to meet the “appropriate master’s degree” requirement, which is part of the criteria for professional stage licensure, as set forth in the most recent MA DESE licensure regulations. This degree program will also appeal to secondary school teachers who already hold a standard level or professional license and want to acquire additional knowledge and a master’s degree in the discipline.

Applicants not holding a bachelor’s degree in the content area being pursued for the MAT are subject to a transcript review to determine whether additional content course work will be required as program prerequisites.

MATs are available in the following areas:

Biology
Creative Arts
English
History
Mathematics
Music
Physical Science
Physics

Students should consult the Graduate Academic Policies and Procedures  and the Academic Programs  section of this catalog for information regarding graduate program procedures and program requirements.

Educational Leadership Graduate Program

The Educational Leadership graduate program is an accelerated initial licensure program designed to accommodate people of varied backgrounds, prior experience and abilities who are interested in becoming school administrators. The program incorporates a team approach to prior learning assessment and administration preparation, a flexible continuum of learning experiences and an induction and mentoring program to support and retain administrators.

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