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Secondary Education Licensure (M.Ed.)

The Endicott M.Ed. in Secondary Education (Gr. 5-8, 9-12) provides candidates with a strong liberal arts background and subject matter content knowledge (in English, history, political science/philosophy, humanities, mathematics, biology, chemistry, earth science, physics, general science, mathematics/science)

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Program Overview

Van Loan School at Endicott College’s Master of Secondary Education prepares teacher candidates with a strong background in any content area to work in middle and high school classrooms throughout Massachusetts.  During the program of study, our teacher candidates develop an in-depth understanding of evidence based practice in secondary education.  Utilizing the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks as a guide, teacher candidates will gain experience with curriculum development and modification to support all learners in their classes.  Additionally, Van Loan’s teacher candidates participate in extensive field experiences throughout the program to gain experience implementing research based best practices that help prepare their students for careers and college. 

Graduates of Van Loan School’s secondary licensure programs are subject-area teachers and growing experts in the field.  Graduates earn an initial license from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in Grades 5-8 or 8-12 in one of the approved subject areas (English, History, Political Science/Philosophy, Humanities, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Physics, General Science, and Math/Science).  

Program of Study

Secondary Licensure
ED 542* Sheltered English Immersion 3 cr.
EDS 504* Theories of Curriculum Design and Evaluation (pre-practicum) 3 cr.
EDS 502* Effective Classroom Strategies in Secondary Education 3 cr.
ECE 500 Child and Adolescent Development 3 cr.
SPN 506* Nature and Needs of Students with Moderate Disabilities 3 cr.
RDG 506 The Emergence of Literacy 3 cr.
RDG 507 Writing Across the Curriculum 3 cr.
EDS 555* Methods in the Secondary Content Areas 3 cr.
SPN 511* Assistive and Augmentative Technologies 3 cr.
ED 580 Innovative Methods in Education 3 cr.
EDS 510* Practicum Experience: Teacher of Secondary Education 3 cr.
EDS 511* Reflective Seminar: Teacher of Secondary Education 3 cr..
EXM 696 Educator Licensure Comprehensive Examination 0 cr.
Total Degree Requirements 36 Cr


Admission to the Endicott M.Ed. in Secondary Education requires a Bachelor degree from an accredited college, a passing score on the MTEL Communication and Literacy Test and an MTEL Subject Matter Test (English, history, political science/philosophy, humanities, mathematics, biology, chemistry, earth science, physics, general science, mathematics/science), and evidence of prior coursework in the chosen subject matter field through a transcript review.

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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