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  • Program Overview

    M.Ed. in Education (36 Credits)

    The Fifth Year Master of Education program allows students graduating from Endicott College’s undergraduate programs, as well as non-Endicott students with an undergraduate degree, to complete a master's degree in one year.

    • 12-month, 36-credit program
    • Earn a master's degree in reading and literacy, moderate disabilities, severe disabilities, elementary education, early childhood, or secondary education
    • Counts toward initial or professional licensure in Massachusetts.

    School of Education graduates will be granted accelerated acceptance to Fifth Year programs.

    If you are graduating from Endicott with a GPA of 3.0 or higher you can apply to a School of Education  M.Ed program through the Expedited Admissions process. The advantages of applying through this process are :

    • No Application Fee
    • No essay required
    • No recommendations submitted by the student
    • No transcripts required to be submitted by the student

    In order to be accepted into a Licensure M.Ed program, a passing score on the Communication and Literacy MTEL is required to be submitted by the student.

    If a student does not meet the 3.0 requirement, that student can still apply through the general admission process for the graduate program.

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    Admission Requirements

    Fifth Year Expedited Admissions Process

    Current Endicott students are eligible to apply to Fifth Year graduate programs in using an expedited admissions process. In order to be eligible for the expedited admissions process, current students must have a 3.0 or higher GPA*. Students from outside of Endicott must complete the full application. Students eligible for the Fifth Year expedited admission process are not required to submit an essay, resume, recommendations or transcripts.

    Students should apply for a Fifth Year program using the Current Endicott Student Expedited Masters Application form available in MyEndicott. The GPS Office of Admissions will upon receipt of this form obtain a dean recommendation/GPA confirmation and confirm a prospective Fifth Year student has a clear record with the Office of the Bursar and the Office of Student Affairs.

    *Otherwise, standard admissions requirements apply.

    Please note that the application fee is waived for all current Endicott students and alumni.


    All other 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;
    • 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;
    • Essay of 250-500 words on career goals and motivation for graduate study;
    • 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.

    Additional Requirements for Teaching Fellows Program

    • Must be admitted into a Master's Degree Program
    • Interview with Program Director and Assistant Director
    • Must apply to the Fellowship Program and receive a full-time placement with an approved school district

    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.

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Teaching Fellows Program

How Does a Tuition-Free Master's Degree Sound?

The year-long Teaching Fellows program provides students holding an initial license the opportunity to gain classroom experience and complete a master’s degree in a single year. In exchange for one academic year of teaching, a partnering school district agrees to pay the equivalent of full graduate program tuition for their Teaching Fellow.