| ACADEMICS | Graduate School | Graduate Programs | Master of Education in Elementary Education
The Master of Education-Elementary Education program at Worcester State University is designed for professionals focusing on children from grade 1 through grade 6. This program utilizes a cohort model and a convenient hybrid or online format for most courses. Courses consist of a balanced blend of content, pedagogy, and research. Application RequirementsIn addition to the WSU Graduate School’s general application requirements, applicants to this program must already possess an initial or professional license in elementary education to be accepted into the program. (Courses offered in this program satisfy the requirements for the Massachusetts Professional License in Elementary Education).
Content Courses (15 credits)
Diversity, Equity, and Differentiated Instruction Courses (6 Credits)
Elective (3 Credits)Students can choose 1 elective with approval from their advisor.
Schedule of CoursesThis master’s degree program is designed to be completed in 2 calendar years as a cohort model and is structured so that courses build upon one other. Students take 2 courses per semester unless they request an alternate schedule that is approved by their advisor. Matriculated students take courses during the fall, spring, and summer semesters. A typical 2-year calendar of courses is as follows:Year I: Fall
Year 1: Spring
Year 1: Summer I and Summer II
Year 2: Fall
Year 2: Spring
Year 2: Summer I
Total Minimum Program Credits: 34 creditsCommencement is scheduled in May of Year 2.