Jul 22, 2018  
Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2014-2015 
    
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Secondary Education and Professional Programs


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Faculty

Chairperson: Associate Professor Theodore Mattocks

Graduate Program Coordinators:

Professor John-Michael Bodi (Master’s Core Courses)
TBD (Accelerated Postbaccalaureate and Postbaccalaureate Programs)
Professor Anne Hird (Instructional Technology)
Associate Professor Theodore Mattocks (Educational Leadership)

Professors: Bennie Agbarha, Thanh Nguyen

Associate Professors: Phyllis Gimbel, Stephen Nelson

Assistant Professors: Robert McManus, Sarah Thomas

Department Telephone Number: 508.531.1320
Location: Tinsley Center, Room 214
Website:
www.bridgew.edu/seconded

Degree Programs

  • 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 Instructional Technology (Non-Licensure)

Postbaccalaureate Licensure Programs

  • Secondary Education (High School/Middle School, PreK-12 Specialist)
    Areas: biology, chemistry, dance, earth sciences, English, history, mathematics, music, physics, Spanish, theater, visual art
  • Educational Leadership (Principal/Assistant Principal, School Business Administrator, Supervisor/Director) (Initial Licensure)
  • Instructional Technology (All Levels)

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)

Undergraduate Minors

  • Secondary Education – High School (Areas: biology, chemistry, earth sciences, English, history, mathematics, physics)
  • Secondary Education – Middle School (Areas: biology, chemistry, earth sciences, English, history, mathematics, physics)
  • Secondary Education – Middle-High School (Areas: Spanish, visual art)
  • Secondary Education – PreK-Middle School (Area: visual art)
  • Secondary Education – PreK-High School (Areas: dance, health/family and consumer science, music, theater)

The following programs are currently inactive:

  • Postmaster’s Licensure in Instructional Technology
  • Library Media Graduate program
  • Instructional Media minor

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 College of Education and Allied Studies  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.

In addition, the department offers the degree of Master of Education (MEd) in educational leadership and 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 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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