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Master of Education with a concentration in Health Education

Program Coordinator: Dr. Mariana Calle
Phone: 508-929-8739
Education, Concentration in Health Education Courses

The master’s program with a concentration in health education is designed to enhance the preparation of generic health educators and teachers at the elementary and secondary school levels. In the event a student enters with preparation equivalent to any of the courses listed below, other courses will be substituted. Students with minimal background in the field and/or informational technology may be required to take additional courses as prerequisites. These courses will not be applied to the graduate program of study. By itself, this program does not fulfill Massachusetts teacher licensure requirements in Health.

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I.          The Master of Education, Concentration in Health Education
            program is designed to enhance professional preparation of
            health educators by advancing their knowledge and skills in the
            processes of health education. Students with minimal
            background in the field may be encouraged to take additional
            courses as prerequisites. This program does not fulfill the
            requirements for initial educator licensure in Health/Family and
            Consumer Sciences. The courses may be eligible for 
            professional educator licensure. Contact the Massachusetts
            Department of Elementary and Secondary Education regarding
            current state regulations for licensure.

            Requirements of the Program (33 credits):

            Required Courses (18 credits)

            ED 981  Advanced Foundations of Education (3 credits)
            ED 982  Research in Education (3 credits)
            HE 917  Health Theory & Methods (3 credits)
            HE 919  Program Planning Implementation and Evaluation
                         (3 credits)
            HE 934  Social and Behavioral Statistics (3 credits)
            HE 945  Seminar in Health (3 credits)

II.         Elective Courses in Health Education (15 credits) selected with 
            the advisor’s assistance.

III.         Each candidate must pass either a comprehensive examination
            in health education or pass the Certified Health Education
            Specialist (CHES) exam. The CHES exam is sponsored by the
            National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.
            and is given twice a year. The Department Comprehensive
            Exam is given during the Fall and Spring semesters and requires
            a minimum of a B. The exam will be graded by the entire Health
            Science Faculty.

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