ACADEMICS

  • Master of Education-Elementary Education

    Elementary Education Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Christina Bebas
    Phone: 508-929-8753
    Email: cbebas@worcester.edu

    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.

    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
    • ED 911 Advanced Foundations of Reading (recommended for Math Concentrations) 3 credits OR
    • ED 914 Teaching Reading in the Content Areas 3 credit     

    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.

    • Literacy (Reading/Language Arts/ Literature)
    • Science/Math/Technology
    • Social Studies/Fine Arts/Health
    • 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 12 elective credits.
     
    Total 34 credits           

    To see admission requirements for graduate school at Worcester State please go to:
    www.worcester.edu/Graduate