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Elementary Education (M.Ed.)

The Master of Education in Elementary Education programs prepare candidates to work in grades 1–6. Through coursework and field experiences, students develop understanding of subject matter knowledge.

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Program Overview

Van Loan School at Endicott College’s Master of Elementary Education prepares educators to be instructional leaders in their schools.  Through tailored coursework on child development, curriculum and instruction, assessment and planning, and the use of technology, students gain a data based approach to help them teach elementary school in Massachusetts.  Utilizing the new Massachusetts Frameworks, built on the Common Core and Next Generation Standards, students understand how to support children’s academic, social, and emotional needs through evidence-based practice.  Our programs also feature extensive field experience to help bridge the gap between research and practice; throughout your program, you will see a direct link as you study under the guidance of Van Loan’s experienced, successful instructors.

Graduates of Van Loan School’s licensure programs are lead teachers in elementary classrooms, tutors, and growing experts in the field of elementary education.  Graduates earn an initial license from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in Elementary Education (1-6).  

Program of Study

 Initial Licensure

EDN 500 Child and Adolescent Development 3 cr.

EDN 530* Sheltered English Immersion 3 cr.

EDN 570* Strategies for Classroom Management 3 cr.

ELM 530* Humanities Methods in Early Childhood & Elementary Education 3 cr.

ELM 550* Curriculum and Assessment in Practice: Elementary Education (pre-practicum) 3 cr.

ELM 560* Practicum in Elementary Education 3 cr.

ELM 565* Reflective Seminar in Elementary Education 3 cr.

EXM 696 Educator Licensure Comprehensive Examination 0 cr.

MTH 540 Early Childhood & Elementary STEM Methods 3 cr.

RDL 500* Early Literacy Development 3 cr.

RDL 510* Children’s & Young Adult Literature 3 cr.

SPE 500 Nature and Needs of Students with Disabilities 3 cr.

SPE 525* Assistive and Augmentative Technologies 3 cr.

Total Degree requirements: 36 cr.


*Courses required for licensure.

 

Note: As regulated by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, the practicum requires 300 hours with a minimum of 100 hours of full responsibility in the role and grade level of the license sought. Students my have their practicum placement, supervising practitioner, and hours approved by Endicott staff before enrolling in the practicum course. Additional hours may be assigned at the discretion of the Dean, Director, Associate Director or Assistant Director.

 

Non-Licensure

EDN 500 Child and Adolescent Development 3 cr.

EDN 570 Strategies for Classroom Management 3 cr.

ELM 530 Humanities Methods in Early Childhood & Elementary Education 3 cr.

MTH 540 Early Childhood & Elementary STEM Methods 3 cr.

RDL 500 Early Literacy Development 3 cr.

RDL 510 Children’s & Young Adult Literature 3 cr.

SPE 500 Nature and Needs of Students with Disabilities 3 cr.

SPE 525 Assistive and Augmentative Technologies 3 cr.

Education Electives* 12 cr.

Total Degree requirements: 36 cr.


*Electives are chosen in consultation with the student’s advisor

 

 

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program students will be able to: 
  • Demonstrate subject matter expertise
  • Design high quality and coherent instruction, including authentic and meaningful student assessments
  • Analyze student performance and growth data and to use this data to improve instruction and practice
  • Teach all students through instructional practices that establish high expectations, a safe and effective classroom environment, and cultural proficiency.
  • Promote the learning and growth of all students through effective partnerships with families, caregivers, community members, and organizations.
  • Ensure the learning and growth of all students through ethical, culturally proficient, skilled, and collaborative practice.

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