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


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


EEDUC 6170Middle and High School Content Literacy


EEDUC 6166Classroom Assessment for Middle School and High School Teachers


EEDUC 6162Equity and Achievement: A Socio-Political Approach


EEDUC 6210Differentiated Instruction in Secondary Inclusive Classrooms


EEDUC 6215Effective Management of Secondary Inclusive Classrooms


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


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


EECLD 6116Sheltered English Instruction (5-12)


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)