ACADEMICS

  • Master of Education-Health Education

    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 (3 credits)
    • 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 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 Master of Education with a concentration in Health Education enrolls students starting in the fall semester. Completed applications received by June 15 will be reviewed for admissions decisions prior to the September start. Learn more about the general graduate admissions requirements.