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Master of Education, Concentration in Elementary Education

Elementary Education Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Christine Bebas
Tel: 508-929-8753
email: cbebas@worcester.edu
Elementary Education Courses 

The degree of Master of Education, Concentration in Elementary Education, is designed for those professionals focusing on children from grade 1 through 6. There are two tracks within the program.
 
1.         The Professional Licensure Track is designed for students who
            possess an Initial License or its equivalent in Elementary  
            Education.

Prerequisites: Initial License or its equivalent in Elementary Education
                        (1-6)

I. Core requirements: (Required of all students – 10 credits)

ED 981             Advanced Foundations of Education 3 credits
ED 982             Research in Education 3 credits

The following two courses are to be taken as the last two courses of the program:

ED 993             Seminar: Research in Content Concentration 3 credits
ED 992             Portfolio Evaluation (to be taken last) 1 credit

II. Core Content Courses: (15 credits)

EL 906              Contemporary Curriculum and Instruction for
                        Elementary School 3 credits
EL 907              Assessing Teaching and Learning in

Elementary Education 3 credits

ED 927             Inclusive Settings: Learning Strategies and
                        Management techniques 3 credits

Choose two classes total from the following four: ( 6 credits)

ED 917             Diagnosis, Analysis, and Remediation of Reading
Difficulties in Middle and Upper Grades 3 credits

OR

EE 915             Detection and Remediation of Early Reading Difficulties
                        3 credits

AND ONE OF THE FOLLOWING

ED 911             Advanced Foundations of Reading
                        (recommended for Math Concentrations) 3 credits

OR

ED 914             Teaching Reading in the Content Areas 3 credits

III. Content Strands: (9 credits)
     Three (3) electives from one of the following content areas with the
     consent of the Program Coordinator. Content electives may be taken
     in various arts/sciences departments or through the education
     department.

I. Literacy (Reading/Language Arts/ Literature)
II. Science/Math/Technology
III. Social Studies/Fine Arts/Health
IV. Mathematics Education

Total 34 credits.

2.         The Professional Development (Non-Licensure) Track is  designed for individuals who already possess Professional Licensure or its equivalent, have more than three years experience and/or those who do not wish Licensure in the State of Massachusetts. Individuals must possess a strong academic background preferably with evidence of post baccalaureate coursework.

Prerequisite: General Admission Requirements

The program consists of the following courses

ED 981             Advanced Foundations of Education 3 credits
ED 982             Research in Education 3 credits
EL 906              Contemporary Curriculum and Instruction for
                        Elementary Education 3 credits
EL 907              Assessing Teaching and Learning in Elementary
                        Education 3 credits
ED 927             Inclusive Settings: Learning Strategies and
                        Management Techniques 3 credits
ED 917             Diagnosis, Analysis, and Remediation of Reading
                        Difficulties in Middle and Upper Grades 3 credits

OR

EE 915              Detection and Remediation of Early Reading Difficulties
                         3 credits

Electives 12 credits

The following two courses are to be taken as the last two courses of the program:

ED 993             Seminar: Research in Content Concentration 3 credits
ED 992             Portfolio Evaluation 1 credit

Students meet with the coordinator of the graduate elementary education program and set goals for their elective program. In conjunction with the coordinator each student then selects appropriate electives designed to meet their individual and professional goals. The core requirements remain the same for this program.

There are a total of twelve. (12) elective credits.

Total 34 credits

To see admission requirements for graduate school at Worcester State please go to:
http://worcester.edu/Graduate/Shared%20Documents/graduateadmissions.aspx

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