Program Coordinator: Dr. Nancy Brewer, CHES
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.
To view the online application and graduate school requirements please go to:
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
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