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Secondary Teacher Licensure Concentration

  • Program Overview

    Through more than 700 hours of classroom experience in six field placements, you'll be fully prepared for your teaching career.

    If you are an aspiring middle or high school teacher, you will want an education program that puts theory into practice. As a secondary education student at Endicott, you may choose to focus in one of the following areas leading to licensure:

    • Bio/Biotech (Biology license in 5-8; 8-12)
    • Environmental Science (Earth Science license in 5-8; 8-12)
    • English (English license in 5-8; 8-12)
    • History (History license in 5-8; 8-12)
    • Mathematics (Math license in 5-8; 8-12)

    The experience you will gain at Endicott is comprehensive. You will complete freshman and sophomore internships in a range of school settings, a sophomore and junior field experience connected to your secondary education courses, a junior year pre-practicum, and senior year full practicum experience. Upon graduation, you will have completed all of the requirements necessary to apply for an initial license in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and you will be eligible to pursue licensure in many other states. Students receive free preparation for the required Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) as part of the program.

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  • Curriculum

    Curriculum Requirements

    Students complete the secondary education concentration in conjunction with the appropriate liberal arts major, either bio/biotechnology, English, environmental science, history, math, or visual arts.

    Required Education Courses

     

    • ED 125 - Approaches to Secondary Education (Cr: 3)
    • ED 203 - Introduction to Children with Special Needs (Cr: 3)
    • ED 240/240L - Literacy in the Content Areas and Field Experience (Cr: 3)
    • ED 303 - Pre-Practicum Field Experience (Cr: 1)
    • ED 321 - Junior Transitions (Cr: 1)
    • ED 330/330L - Sheltered English Immersion (Cr: 3)
    • ED 339 - Classroom Assessment (Cr: 3)
    • ED 380 - Methods in the Secondary Content Areas and Field Experience (Cr: 3)
      or
    • ART 350 - Art Education Methods and Materials (Cr: 3)
      (Visual Arts Majors only)
    • ED 400 - Practicum and Seminar in Education (Cr: 12)
    • PSY 200 - Child and Adolescent Psychology (Cr: 3)

    Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of the education program, students will:

    • Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in intellectual discourse within the discipline.
    • Communicate effectively in written form following the academic conventions of the discipline. 
    • Document and exhibit pre-service competency on each of the Massachusetts Professional Standards for Teachers (PST)
    • Demonstrate subject matter knowledge in the liberal arts--literature, history, science, math, psychology, geography and government--in keeping with the characteristics of a "highly qualified teacher."  
    • Identify and demonstrate an understanding of the significant approaches, practices, and programs for developing reading skills and reading comprehension.

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  • Internships and Careers

    An Endicott education means you'll graduate with a degree and a resume.

    Whether you pursue graduate school or embark on your career right away after graduation, we believe that your time at Endicott will prepare you for the next step.

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Fifth Year Master's and Endicott Fellows Program

As a graduate of the education program, you may apply to be an Endicott Fellow, completing a year-long fellowship on staff in a partnering school while receiving a tuition-free master's degree. Or, apply to complete master's degree in education in one year of study beginning the summer after graduation.