2019-2020 Graduate Academic Catalog

Accelerated M.Ed. in Elementary Education (1-6) with Add License Preparation for English as a Second Language (PreK-6) 43 credits

The Elementary portion of this program has been approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for Initial License in Elementary (1-6) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

To obtain Massachusetts ESL licensure, students will need to apply for an Initial ESL license with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and have passed the appropriate MTELs. DESE also requires students to complete 150 hours in an ESL classroom to qualify for add ESL license. Students will meet this requirement through a year-long placement in a district-based clinical setting.

This program creates a pathway to licensure for students enrolled in the BS, Liberal Studies with an Education Studies Concentration. It endorses candidates for only the elementary license, but prepares them to add the English as a Second Language (ESL) license through a year-long internship in a diverse school/classroom. Key competencies relating to culturally responsive teaching, equity, inclusion, differentiated instruction, and a focus on common-core standards are integrated throughout the program, as are related ESL competencies. The ESL-related courses assure that candidates are well prepared to address the needs of English language learners no matter what instructional model is in place.

The year-long internship aspect of this program more than addresses the early field experience required for EEDUC 7733 Practicum and Seminar in Elementary Education (1-6). Early field experience is also integrated within the course EEDUC 6635 Theory and Practice: A Contemporary Context for Teaching.

Program Prerequisite: An approved child development course completed with a grade of B or better. Without such a course, students may be accepted into the program but must take EEDUC 5122 Development & Learning: Psycho-social Perspectives in Education in their first semester of study.

Practicum prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of appropriate Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL).

Language Requirement: Documentation of having earned a minimum of 3 college credits in a language other than English or equivalent must be submitted prior to program completion. For non-native English speakers, English is considered to be the foreign language.

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

Program phases parallel the recommended course sequence. Any changes must be approved in consultation with academic advisor. Students meet for an advising support session following each phase, and more often if needed.  

Phases I and II

EEDUC 5102Teaching Elementary School Mathematics


EMATH 6108Constructing Mathematical Understanding for Number Theory


EEDUC 5135STEM in the Elementary School: Thinking with Evidence


EEDUC 5136Integrating Social Studies into the Elementary Classroom


EEDUC 5102 taken in junior year (or equivalent course based on advisor recommendation)

Phase III

EEDUC 6635Theory and Practice: A Contemporary Context for Teaching


EECLD 6115Sheltered English Instruction (PreK-6)


EECLD 6001Culturally Responsive Teaching


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


ESPED 5037Strategies for Inclusive Schooling


EECLD 6115 May be waived with documented state approved SEI endorsement, reducing total program credits by four (4).

EECLD 6001 or ESPED 5037 senior year or equivalent based on advisor recommendation. Whichever one was not taken senior year, take during Master's program.

Phase IV

EECLD 6004First and Second Language Acquisition and Oral Development


EECLD 6007Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages: Literacy and Literature


EECLD 6012Assessment for Equity and Inclusion of CLD Learners: Linguistic/Cultural Differences and Disabilities


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