2016-2017 Graduate Academic Catalog

Accelerated Dual Degree M.Ed. in Elementary Education (1-6) 30 credits

For College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Special Education Majors

This program of study is approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for Initial Teacher License in Elementary (1-6) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

This program is designed to prepare teachers for the schools of the 21st century, as well as to respond to state regulations. Appropriate for College of Liberal Arts and Sciences students majoring in special education, the program incorporates Lesley's commitment to inclusive classrooms, differentiated instruction, and the integration of theory with practice. Classroom inquiry is a focus, as students move through their coursework, early field experience, and a full-semester practicum experience in a classroom setting.

As early in the program as possible, and prior to the practicum, students must complete a 75-hour early field experience in a classroom appropriate to the license sought. In some cases, recent appropriate classroom experience may be used to document this requirement. (This is not a credit-bearing course, and there are no fees required.)

Program Requirement: An Initial License in Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities (PreK-8)

Note: The SEI Endorsement will be obtained at the undergraduate level.

Program of Study

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

Required Courses (15 credits):

EEDUC 5135 must be completed prior to the practicum, and many courses include field-based assignments.

EEDUC 5146Issues in American Schooling: Contemporary Challenges and Historical Contexts

3

EEDUC 5135STEM in the Elementary School: Thinking with Evidence

3

EEDUC 5104Literature for Children and Young Adults

3

EEDUC 6111Constructing the Equitable Classroom: From Theory to Practice

3

EARED 6115Interdisciplinary Curriculum: Arts, History, and Social Science

3

Taken in Junior Year: EEDUC 5146

Taken in Senior Year: EEDUC 5104

Elective Courses (9 credits):

Choose one of the following 3-credit courses:

CMATH 6107Constructing Mathematical Understanding: Number and Operations

3

CMATH 6109Functions and Algebra I: Building Mathematical Understanding

3

Choose one of the following 3-credit courses:

EECLD 6002Essential Linguistics: What Every Teacher Needs to Know about Language

3

EEDUC 6032Exploring Nonfiction for the Elementary and Middle School Classroom

3

Choose one of the following 3-credit courses:

CSTEM 6101The Mathematics of Force and Motion

3

CNSCI 6103Perspectives in Biology

3

Practicum (6 credits):

Prerequisites: Successful completion of a 75-hour early field experience and required pre-practicum courses; satisfactory completion of appropriate Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) requirements. This full-time, full-semester experience is accompanied by a weekly seminar and requires a field experience fee.

EEDUC 7733Practicum and Seminar in Elementary Education (1-6)

6