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Elementary Teacher Licensure Concentration

  • Program Overview

    Aspiring teachers choose Endicott for our comprehensive curriculum and significant opportunities for field experience. The licensure concentration in elementary education meets the most recent regulations for licensure in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: A liberal arts degree combined with a concentration in elementary education (Grades 1-6).

    Program Overview

    The program has been approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Upon graduation, you will have completed all the requirements necessary to receive an initial license in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and you will be eligible to pursue licensure in many other states. Students receive free preparation for the required Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) as part of the program.

    In addition to rigorous coursework, you will complete freshman and sophomore internships in a range of school settings, a sophomore and junior field experience connected to your literacy and English Language Learners education courses, followed by a junior year pre-practicum and senior year full practicum experience. A director of field placements will work with you to secure field placements that will allow you to explore your interests while gaining valuable experience.

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  • Curriculum

    Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 126

    First Year - Credits: 32

    • Science Elective (Cr. 6-8)
    • ED 031 - Math Subtest Test Prep Workshop (Cr: 0)
    • ED 010 - Communication and Literacy Test Prep Workshop (Cr: 0)
    • ED 101 - Introduction to Education (Cr: 3)
    • ED 102 - Curriculum Theory and Instruction (Cr: 3)
    • ED 111 - Clinical Field Based Experience I (Cr: 2)
    • ED 222 - Culturally Responsive Pedagogy (Cr: 3)
      Satisfies the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion General Education Requirement 
    • ENG 111 - Critical Reading and Writing I (Cr: 3)
      Satisfies the Writing Designated Core requirement.
    • ENG 112 - Critical Reading and Writing II (Cr: 3)
      Satisfies the Writing Designated Core requirement.
    • HST 101 - Western Civilization I (Cr: 3)
      Satisfies World Cultures General Education Requirement
    • MTH 116 - Mathematical Problem Solving (Cr: 3)
      Satisfies the Quantitative Reasoning General Education Requirement
    • PSY 200 - Child and Adolescent Psychology (Cr: 3)

    Sophomore - Credits: 32

    • ED 020 - Foundations of Reading Test Prep Workshop (Cr: 0)
    • ED 030 - Subject Matter Test Prep Workshop (Cr: 0)
    • ED 201 - Foundations of Reading (Cr: 3)
    • ED 203 - Inclusionary Practices in Educational Settings (Cr: 3)
    • ED 210 - Integrating Technology into the Classroom (Cr: 3)
    • ED 211 - Clinical Field Based Experience II (Cr: 2)
    • ED 221 - Emergent Literacy Instruction (Cr: 3)
    • ED 330/330L - Sheltered English Immersion (Cr: 3)
    • ED 339 - Assessment for Learning (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 312 - Literature for Children (Cr: 3)
      Satisfies Literary Perspectives General Education Requirement
    • HST 104 - United States History II (Cr: 3)
    • MTH 108 - Principles of Mathematics for Educators III (Cr: 3)
    • POL 113 - American Government and Politics (Cr: 3)
      Satisfies Individual and Society General Education Requirement

    Junior - Credits: 31

    • Aesthetic Awareness and Creative Expression General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
    • ED 229 - Literacy Methods (Cr: 3)
    • ED 290 - Topics in Education (Cr: 3)
    • ED 301 - Math Methods and Field Experience (Cr: 3)
    • ED 302 - Science Methods (Cr: 3)
    • ED 303 - Pre-Practicum Field Experience (Cr: 1)
    • ED 306 - Social Studies Methods (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 226 - Early American History and Literature (Cr: 3)
      Satisfies General Education Requirement above the 100 level
    • ENG 316 - World Literature: 18th Century to Present (Cr: 3)
    • LST 325 - World Geography (Cr: 3)
      Satisfies the Global Issues General Education Requirement
    • LSE 389 - Research Methods and Project Paradigms (Cr: 3)

    Senior - Credits: 31

    • Values and Ethical Reasoning General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
    • General Education Electives   (Cr: 9) (One must be 200 level or above)
    • EC 400 - Senior Transition (Cr: 1)
    • ED 400 - Practicum and Seminar in Education (Cr: 12)
    • LSE 489 - Senior Thesis I (Cr: 3)
    • LSE 490 - Senior Thesis II (Cr: 3)

    Science Electives

    Students must choose one course from each group.

    Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of the education program, students will:

    • Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in intellectual discourse within the discipline.
    • Communicate effectively in written form following the academic conventions of the discipline. 
    • Document and exhibit pre-service competency on each of the Massachusetts Professional Standards for Teachers (PST)
    • Demonstrate subject matter knowledge in the liberal arts--literature, history, science, math, psychology, geography and government--in keeping with the characteristics of a "highly qualified teacher."  
    • Identify and demonstrate an understanding of the significant approaches, practices, and programs for developing reading skills and reading comprehension.

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  • Internships and Careers

    An Endicott education means you'll graduate with a degree and a resume.

    Whether you pursue graduate school or embark on your career right away after graduation, we believe that your time at Endicott will prepare you for the next step.

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Fellowships and Fifth Year Master's

As a graduate of the elementary education program, you may apply to be an Endicott Fellow, completing a year-long fellowship on staff in a partnering school while receiving a tuition-free master's degree. Or, apply to complete a master's degree in education in one year of study beginning the summer after graduation.

Initial Licensure in Moderate Disabilities

If you choose to enroll in our early childhood or elementary education licensure programs, you will have the opportunity to complete courses and MTEL that lead to the Massachusetts license in moderate disabilities (PreK-8).