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Certificate in Gender and Sexuality in Education

  • Program Overview

    Certificate in Gender and Sexuality in Education (15 Credits)

    Often times teachers do not have adequate preparation in addressing issues of gender and sexuality in the classroom. This certificate program is designed to address some of these shortcomings through a prescribed sequence of five courses which include:

    • Gender in Education
    • Sexuality in Education
    • Inclusive Curricula in Gender & Sexuality
    • Inclusive Pedagogy in Gender & Sexuality
    • Practicum in Gender and Sexuality Studies
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  • Curriculum

    Admission Requirements

    All candidates must apply online at:

    Applicants should submit the following to Graduate Admissions, Endicott College, 376 Hale Street, Beverly, MA 01915

    • Non-refundable $50.00 application fee (check made payable to Endicott College, cash or online) Application fee waived for veteran and military students;
    • Two letters of recommendation (one academic reference and one professional reference);
    • Official transcripts of all post-secondary academic work sent directly from the institution(s) including confirmation of undergraduate degree, date confirmed, and any other graduate work;
    • Statement of purpose of no less than three pages outlining your intentions for graduate study, your background in the field of applied behavior analysis, and the contributions that you intend to make to the field. This essay should be in APA format and include no less than 3 references.  
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for all students whose native language is not English; minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 79 (iBT) is required. The institutional code for Endicott College is 3369. Endicott also accepts an IELTS score of 6.0 or better;
    • All admissions requirements must be satisfied in order to be formally accepted in a degree program. Students must be formally admitted to a program before the completion of six Endicott credits.

    International Applicants for Graduate Admission
    Endicott College welcomes and encourages applicants from around the world. International applicants are required to hold a college or university degree equivalent to a four-year American baccalaureate degree. Educational documents in a foreign language are required to be translated into English. All transcripts and translations of transcripts must be official originals and must show courses completed, grades received, grading scale, duration of study, degree or diploma received, and the date conferred. Endicott College reserves the right to request verification of the credentials by an external agency.

    International applicants must submit current TOEFL scores when their native language is not English or when their baccalaureate transcript is not from an institution where English is the language of instruction. Once students have been admitted as degree candidates, Endicott College will send detailed instructions about the process for acquiring an Endicott-sponsored student visa.

    Program of Study

    Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of this program, students will:

    1. Develop and critique how normative educational models create power structures that inhibit student development and inclusion,
    2. Develop inclusive curricula in gender and sexuality,
    3. Teach all students through instructional practices that establish a safe and effective classroom environment.

    Required Curriculum

    EDN 600 - Gender in Education
    EDN 601 - Sexuality in Education
    EDN 602 - Inclusive Curricula in Gender & Sexuality
    EDN 603 - Inclusive Pedagogy in Gender & Sexuality
    EDN 604 - Practicum in Gender and Sexuality Studies

    Total Degree Requirements - 15 credits

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