2019-2020 Graduate Academic Catalog

M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction: Elementary Education Generalist (1-6) 33 credits

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

This program is designed to address the needs of experienced educators who wish to enhance their knowledge and skills. Core courses focus on current issues in educational practice and policy; curriculum theory and development; practical and applied action research; and equity in education. Elective and specialization courses broaden the academic scope.

Program Prerequisite: Massachusetts Initial Teacher License in Elementary (1-6) or a signed non-licensure agreement

Program of Study

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

Curriculum and Instruction Courses (15 credits):

EEDUC 6125Dimensions of Teaching and Learning


EEDUC 7111Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction: Assumptions, Relationships, and Design


EEDUC 6128Dimensions of Equity


EEDUC 6126Classroom and School Inquiry


EEDUC 6127Action Research and Seminar


Content Area Courses (9 credits):

Three 3-credit graduate level content courses, approved by the advisor, may be chosen from the following disciplines: creative arts, general science, literacy, mathematics, special education, or technology. The three courses may be in a single discipline or from a combination of the above disciplines.

Specialization Courses (9 credits):

English Language Learners

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



EMATH 6107Constructing Mathematical Understanding: Number and Operations



Select one 3-credit course, in consultation with advisor:

EEDUC 6001The Teaching of Writing (K-12)


EEDUC 6101Content Literacy