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School of Education

The Endicott College School of Education prepares tomorrow's teachers to make a difference in the world, one child at a time. Through a deep understanding of current best practices in teaching and current research-based knowledge of child development and learning theories, Endicott students learn to be responsive, reflective and ethical decision makers who are committed to empowering all learners. Coursework and field experiences help pre-service teachers move theory into practice, value diversity, and provide opportunity for practical application of national and state standards in key subject areas. Students are expected to become active contributors to their profession and to view themselves as socially responsible citizens in a democracy that values educational opportunities for all students. A fifth year master's degree and the highly successful Endicott Fellows program provide Endicott's undergraduates with outstanding programs after graduation.

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Programs of Study

Early Childhood Teacher Licensure Concentration

School of Education Early Childhood Teacher Licensure Concentration

The licensure concentrations in Early Childhood and Elementary education meet the most recent regulations for licensure in the state of Massachusetts: A Liberal Arts degree combined with a concentration in either Early Childhood (PreK – Grade 2) or Elementary (Grades 1 – 6) Education.

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Educational Studies Concentration

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The Educational Studies concentration prepares students for a variety of jobs, including work in day care centers, private schools, and other positions that do not require state licensure. Through required liberal arts courses students gain content knowledge in math, science, children’s literature and history.

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Elementary Teacher Licensure Concentration

School of Education Elementary Teacher Licensure Concentration

The licensure concentrations in Early Childhood and Elementary education meet the most recent regulations for licensure in the state of Massachusetts: A Liberal Arts degree combined with a concentration in either Early Childhood (PreK – Grade 2) or Elementary (Grades 1 – 6) Education.

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Secondary Teacher Licensure Concentration

School of Education Secondary Teacher Licensure Concentration

The licensure concentrations in secondary education meet the most recent regulations for licensure in the state of Massachusetts: A Liberal Arts degree combined with a concentration in secondary education. Students can pursue secondary licensure in Biology (5-8; 8-12), Earth Science (5-8; 8-12), English (5-8; 8-12), History (5-8; 8-12), Math (5-8; 8-12), and Visual Arts (PreK-8; 5-12).

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Initial License in Moderate Disabilities, Special Needs

Initial License in Moderate Disabilities, Special Needs

Initial License in Moderate Disabilities, Special Needs
Students pursing the elementary education (grades 1-6) license have the opportunity to add an initial license in moderate disabilities (PreK-8). After completing three specified courses in special needs: ED203 Introduction to Children with Special Needs, ED325 Clinical Approaches to Children with Disabilities, and ED 403 Internship & Seminar in Moderate Disabilities (PreK-8), students who graduate from the education program and earn their Elementary Education license can apply to the state to add the moderate disabilities license. Students who have earned the Early Childhood license (grades PreK-2) can also add the license by completing the three courses above, and passing the General Curriculum Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure (MTEL).

5th Year Degree Opportunities

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5th Year M.E.d.
The 5th year M.Ed. allows students graduating from Endicott’s licensure programs in early childhood, secondary and elementary education, to move directly into a master’s degree in either moderate disabilities (pre-K-8), reading (all grades) or secondary education. Through a year of full-time study, beginning directly after completion of the undergraduate degree, students are able to complete their M.Ed. within a year. Students from other colleges and universities who have or intend to pursue an initial license in education are also encouraged to apply.
 
Teaching Fellows Program: A Rigorous Fifth-Year Experience
This year-long residency provides students holding an initial license the opportunity to gain classroom experience and complete a master’s degree in a single year. Teaching Fellows start their Masters-level foundation courses directly after completing their bachelor’s degree and continue to take courses throughout the school year.  In September, they begin work in a partnering district in the role of the license they are pursuing through their master’s degree. Fellows receive continuous guidance and support from veteran teachers, Endicott supervisors, and graduate advisors.  In exchange for one academic year of teaching, the district agrees to pay the equivalent of full graduate program tuition for their Teaching Fellow. Housing and other living expenses are the responsibility of the student.

Please contact Aubry Threlkeld (athrelke@endicott.edu) for more information.

Minors

Education Minor
Students interested in the field of education as a secondary focus to their academic major may pursue the Education minor. This program of study does not lead to licensure in the state of Massachusetts.

ABA Minor
Students interested in the field of autism and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) may pursue the ABA minor.

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