Dec 06, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog

Early Childhood Education (Professional Licensure), Applications of Technology in Elementary Classroom Concentration, MEd


This degree program is designed for persons who hold initial licensure in early childhood education (grades PK-2) and are seeking professional licensure in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The 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 concentration is intended to help early childhood classroom teachers learn how to effectively use various technologies to help their students learn. Technology is integrated throughout the program’s course work and offerings are aligned with Massachusetts standards.

Students should consult the Admission-Graduate  section of the catalog for information regarding graduate program application policies and procedures.

 

Learning Outcomes: CAEP Standards, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Standards and NAEYC Standards

Admission Requirements


  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.8 based upon four years of work or a 3.0 undergraduate GPA based upon course work completed in the junior and senior years
  • Transcripts of all undergraduate courses
  • Undergraduate candidates will file an application for Graduate Admission in the semester the candidate is in the professional “block” of education courses or during student teaching
  • Graduate candidates must provide evidence of holding an initial early childhood teacher license in Massachusetts
  • Evidence of passing scores for the MTELs® that were required for the applicant’s initial teaching license in Massachusetts prior to taking graduate level courses in the concentration
  • Three reference letters

Program of Study


Electives (15 credits)


Complete five graduate courses (400-level U/G or 500-level), approved by the program advisor. Four of the fives electives must include a focus on the concentration. Courses not on the pre-approved list must be approved by the program coordinator.

Exit requirement


Successful completion of a comprehensive examination is required. Please see the Graduate Academic Policies and Procedures  section of this catalog for additional information.

Total minimum credits: 30