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Social Emotional Development (M.Ed.)

  • Program Overview

    M.Ed. in Social Emotional Development (36 Credits)

    The Master of Education in Social Emotional Development is designed for current educators to be better equipped in helping leaders and students adapt to the increasingly complex challenges of contemporary society.

    This program trains students with an integrated, connected approach to understanding and implementing the research about social emotional development as an overarching premise of the educational process, rather than something that is added to an already demanding PreK-12 curriculum.

    • 36-credit program (non-licensure)
    • Master content-specific skills relevant to social emotional development
    • 300-hour, two-semester internship—apply these mastered skills in your own professional educational settings
    • Affordable pricing
    • Faculty with experience as active leaders and administrators
    • Personal advising

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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;
    • 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.

    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

    At the end of this program, students will:

    • Understand, apply, and master social/emotional development research so this research and skillset can be embedded into a school district, school, or a classroom
    • Understand, apply, and evaluate learning increase with the implementation of prosocial behaviors such as kindness, sharing, and empathy
    • Develop critical social/emotional attributes for oneself, students, and for application into a school district, school, or a classroom
    • Synthesize current social/emotional research and plan and implement this work to the overall culture for school district, school, or classroom

    Required Curriculum

    ED 559 - Understanding & Engaging in Helping Relationships
    ED 560 - Professional Ethics
    ED 568 - Social-Emotional Competence
    ED 573 - Construction of Self-Learning
    ED 576 - Mindfulness
    ED 583 - Embedded Social Emotional Curriculum across Districts, Schools and Classrooms
    ED 586 - Introduction to Neuroscience for Social Emotional Development
    ED 591 - Building Effective School Culture for Social Emotional Development
    ED 592 - Leadership in School-Wide Implementation of Social Emotional Learning
    ED 593 - Internship Part I: Social Emotional Development
    ED 594 - Internship Part II: Social Emotional Development
    ED 595 - Masters Thesis: Social Emotional Development

    Total Degree Requirements - 36 credits

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