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  • Master of Education-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 Requirements
    In 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).

    Core requirements (10 credits)
    • ED 981 Advanced Foundations of Education (3 credits)
    • ED 982 Research in Education (3 credits)
    • ED 993 Seminar: Research in Content Concentration (3 credits)
    • ED 992 Portfolio Evaluation (1 credit)

    Content Courses (15 credits)

    • ED 971 Balanced Literacy and Technology in the 21st Century (3 credits)
    • ED 914 Reading in the Content Areas (3 credits)
    • ED 929 Math Assessment and Instruction for Diverse Learners (3 credits)
    • EL 909 Science Content, Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction (3 credits)
    • EL 908 Social Studies, Content, Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction (3 credits)

    Diversity, Equity, and Differentiated Instruction Courses (6 Credits)

    • ED 971 Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners (3 credits)
    • ED 910 The Child, Family, Community, and Diversity in Education (3 credits)

    Elective (3 Credits)
    Students can choose 1 elective with approval from their advisor.

    Schedule of Courses
    This 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

    • ED 981 Advanced Foundations of Education (3 credits)
    • ED 971 Balanced Literacy and Technology in the 21st Century (3 credits)

    Year 1: Spring

    • ED 914 Reading in the Content Areas (3 credits)
    • ED 929 Math Assessment and Instruction for Diverse Learners (3 credits)

    Year 1: Summer I and Summer II

    • EL 909 Science Content, Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction (3 credits)
    • EL 908 Social Studies, Content, Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction (3 credits)

    Year 2: Fall

    • ED 982 Research in Education (3 credits)
    • ED 971 Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners (3 credits)

    Year 2: Spring

    • ED 993 Seminar: Research in the Content Concentration (3 credits)
    • ED 910 The Child, Family, Community, and Diversity in Education (3 credits)

    Year 2: Summer I

    • ED 992 Portfolio Evaluation (1 credit)
    • Elective (3 credits)– Students choose one elective with approval from their advisor.

    Total Minimum Program Credits: 34 credits

    Commencement is scheduled in May of Year 2.



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