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  • Program Overview

    M.Ed. in Secondary Education (36 credits)

    Get the preparation you need to work in middle and high school classrooms throughout Massachusetts by developing an in-depth understanding of evidence-based practice in secondary education. Utilizing the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks as a guide, you will gain experience with curriculum development and modification to support all learners in your classes.

    Upon graduation, you will be eligible to earn an initial license from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in Middle and/or High School (depending on program) in one of the approved subject areas: English, history, humanities, biology, chemistry, physics, general science, and math/science.

    • 36-credit program
    • Program embraces existing content area expertise
    • Courses developed with the needs of adolescents in mind
    • Extensive field experiences
    • Offers a variety of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and humanities licenses
    • Affordable pricing
    • Personal advising
    • Networking opportunities and job placement support

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    Admission Requirements

    All candidates must apply online at: endicott.edu/admission/information-for-graduate-students/apply 

    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;
    • Essay (750-1000 words) on the following: Please describe your educational philosophy and how you apply this philosophy in your teaching practice. Should you not be a classroom teacher currently, in what ways will your philosophy influence your practices? 
    • 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 Application Requirements M.Ed. Leading to Initial License

    • A copy of passing scores on the Communication and Literacy Test (MTEL)

    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: 

    • Demonstrate subject matter expertise
    • Design high quality 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

    Required Curriculum with MA Initial Licensure

    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 must 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. 

    *Courses required to obtain the Initial license

    EDN 500 - Child and Adolescent Development
    EDN 530 - Sheltered English Immersion
    *
    EDN 575 - Data Literacy
    EDN 570 - Classroom Management
    RDL 505 - Adolescent Literacy
    RDL 515 - Writing Instruction
    SEC 530 - Curriculum in Secondary Education
    *
    (XXX) 555 - Methods in Secondary Education
    *
    SEC 550 - Curriculum and Assessment in Practice: Secondary Education (Pre-Practicum)
    *
    SEC 560 - Practicum in Secondary Education
    *
    SEC 565 - Reflective Seminar in Secondary Education
    *
    SPE 500 - Teaching Students with Disabilities
    *
    SPE 525 - Assistive and Augmentative Technologies

    Total Degree Requirements - 36 credits

    Required Curriculum

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

    Electives - 12 cr. 

    EDN 500 - Child and Adolescent Development
    EDN 570 - Classroom Management
    RDL 505 - Adolescent Literacy
    RDL 515 - Writing Instruction
    SEC 530 - Curriculum in Secondary Education
    (XXX) 555 - Methods in Secondary Education
    SPE 500 - Teaching Students with Disabilities
    SPE 525 - Assistive and Augmentative Technologies

    Total Degree Requirements - 36 credits


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Accelerated Teaching Programs

Designed for aspiring middle and high school teachers, our accelerated secondary education programs offer practical training in specific content areas.

This accelerated, post-baccalaureate licensure program is designed to deliver practical training for prospective teachers at either the middle (5–8) or high (8–12) school levels. The program consists of seven courses, including a practicum. Graduates of this program will be eligible for an initial license in one of the following content areas: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, English, general science, history, humanities, mathematics, mathematics/science, physics, or social science.