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5th Year M.Ed. Programs

The 5th year M.Ed. allows students graduating from Endicott’s licensure programs in Early Childhood and Elementary Education to move directly into a master’s degree in either Moderate Disabilities (pre-K – 8) or Reading and Literacy (all grades). During the senior year, students begin to take courses that will count toward their master’s degree and, through a year of full-time study, are able to complete their M.Ed. by the summer after graduation. Both master’s degree programs count toward professional licensure in Massachusetts.

A student who completes the teacher licensure program in Early Childhood or Elementary Education may reduce the length of the Master of Education in Special Needs (license area: moderate disabilities – pre-K – 8) as well as Reading and Literacy (license area: Reading Specialist – all grades).

The following conditions apply:

  • Complete the application process for the Master of Education program at the end of the junior year.
  • Successfully complete the practicum experience in Early Childhood or Elementary Education as part of their undergraduate studies program.
  • Successfully pass the General Curriculum MTEL by spring of senior year (for the Moderate Disabilities program only).
  • The ED 581 Technology in Education course required in the graduate programs will be waived because the student will have completed ED 210 Integrating Technology into the Classroom as part of their undergraduate studies program.
  • If the student begins taking courses in the summer term following May graduation, they may complete the program in one year if they attend on a fulltime basis.
  • Students pursuing the Reading Specialist license must complete the Reading Specialist MTEL prior to completing the master’s program.
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