2016-2017 Graduate Academic Catalog

M.Ed. in Middle School Political Science/Political Philosophy (5-8) 33-37 credits

This program of study is approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for Initial Teacher License in Middle School Political Science/Political Philosophy (5-8) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

As early in the program as possible, and before 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 Prerequisite:  Completion of a college or university's requirements for a major in political science/political philosophy or have successfully passed the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) in Political Science/Political Philosophy

Program of Study

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

Core Courses (27-31 credits):

All of the following required courses must be completed prior to EEDUC 7731, and many courses include field-based assignments. EEDUC 5147 may be taken concurrently with EEDUC 7731.

EEDUC 6203Principles of Teaching, Learning, and Assessment in the Inclusive Secondary Classroom

3

EEDUC 6100Adolescent Development in the Context of Families, Communities, and Schools

3

EEDUC 6170Middle and High School Content Literacy

3

EEDUC 6166Classroom Assessment for Middle School and High School Teachers

3

EEDUC 6162Equity and Achievement: A Socio-Political Approach

3

EEDUC 6210Differentiated Instruction in Secondary Inclusive Classrooms

3

EEDUC 6215Effective Management of Secondary Inclusive Classrooms

3

EEDUC 5147Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment in History and Political Science

3

EEDUC 6207Making Learning Meaningful: Inquiry, Project-Based and Service Learning

3

EECLD 6116Sheltered English Instruction (5-12)

4

EECLD 6116 may be waived with documented state approved Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) endorsement. Total program credit variability only applies when EECLD 6116 is waived.

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 7731Practicum and Seminar in Political Science/Political Philosophy (5-8)

6