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Social Emotional Learning (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: 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. If an academic reference is not available, two professional letters are required;
    • 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

    Upon completion of this program, students will:

    • Understand ecological models of human development that articulates with culture to apply to evidence-based classroom practice.
    • Develop reflective practice comprising of culturally-sensitive, evidence-based practices including behavior management  
    • Manage and apply social emotional learning frameworks and curriculum to promote a safe and supportive learning environment for all students
    • Synthesize social emotional research to inform practice in school district, school, classroom or community.

    Required Curriculum

    • EDN 514 - Mindfulness (Cr: 3)
    • EDN 550 - Cognitive Frameworks for Social Emotional Learning (Cr: 3)
    • EDN 553 - Understanding Emotions in Classroom Settings (Cr: 3)
    • EDN 556 - Identity, Culture and Social Emotional Learning: Convergences and Conflicts (Cr: 3)
    • EDN 558 - School and Community-based Applications of Social Emotional Learning (Cr: 3)
    • EDN 605 - Teacher and Teaching Identities (Cr: 3)
    • EDN 607 - Diversity and Equity in Education (Cr: 3)
    • EDN 516 - Prosocial Behavioral Perspectives (Cr: 3)
    • EDN 557 - Ethical Dilemmas in Education (Cr: 3)
    • EDN 560 - Neuroscience in Education (Cr: 3)
      OR
    • EDN 505 - Social Psychology (Cr: 3)
    • EDN 600 - Gender in Education (Cr: 3)
      OR
    • EDN 601 - Sexuality in Education (Cr: 3)
    • EDN 576 - Social Emotional Learning Capstone (Cr: 3)

    Total Degree Requirements - 36 credits


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