2016-2017 Graduate Academic Catalog

Accelerated Dual Degree M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction with a Specialization in Integrated Teaching Through the Arts 33 credits

For College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Early Childhood and Elementary Education Majors

This program of study is approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for Professional License in Early Childhood: Teacher of Students With and Without Disabilities (PreK-2) or Elementary (1-6) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

This program enhances the ability of teachers to reach all learners in their classrooms and to re-invigorate and enliven their teaching. Many alumni report that a chief benefit of the program is the ability to develop effective classroom teaching strategies to meet the challenges of today's educational climate. Undergraduate students may apply for admission to the program at the end of their sophomore year. In order to be accepted into the program, students must have a GPA of 3.3 or higher during the first four semesters of college. Formal application involves creating a portfolio application that is reviewed by a team of graduate and undergraduate faculty.

Program Requirement:

  • For Professional License in Early Childhood: Massachusetts Initial License in Early Childhood: Teacher of Students With and Without Disabilities (PreK-2)
  • For Professional License in Elementary: Massachusetts Initial Teacher License in Elementary (1-6)

Program of Study

Courses may have prerequisites for registration; please check course descriptions before registering.

Core Education Courses (15 credits):

EARED 6100Arts Integration, Literacy, and Common Core

3

EARED 6109Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment: Visions and Versions

3

EARED 5009Drama and Critical Literacy

3

EARED 5010Creative Movement: Kinesthetic Learning Across the Curriculum

3

EARED 7100Educator Inquiry: Seminar and Thesis Project

3

Taken in Senior Year: EARED 6100

Integrated Arts Courses (18 credits):

EARTS 6008Arts and Technology

3

EARTS 6101Art and Culture in Community

3

EARTS 5351Cultural History Through Storytelling

3

EARTS 6105Multiple Perspectives Through Music

3

EARTS 6104Art and Visual Inquiry

3

EARTS 6203The Language of Poetry

3

Taken in Junior Year: EARTS 6105