Framingham State campus
Degree Requirements

The degree requires successful completion of ten (10) courses which are divided into four (4) core courses, four (4) content courses and two (2) curriculum specific courses and an oral comprehensive examination. The professional portfolio, based upon the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Professional Standards for Licensure, must be completed and submitted to the advisor of the Elementary Education program at least one week prior to the oral comprehensive examination. The examination is taken in the last semester of study.

Prerequisite: Upper level undergraduate or graduate level reading/literacy course within the past 5 years or LTRC 907 Literacy Instruction

Education Core Courses (4)
EDUC 991 Philosophy of Education and Teaching Practice
EDUC 998 Language Development and Communication
EDUC 999 Research and Evaluation (recommended after completion
of three Content or Concentration courses)
LTRC 901 Integrating the Language Arts

Content Courses (4)
Four (4) elective graduate content courses approved by the program advisor. Choose from the following academic disciplines: art studio, art history, biology, chemistry, earth science, English, English as a Second Language, foreign language, geography, history, mathematics, physics, or political science.

Curriculum Specific Courses (2)
Choose two from the following:
EDUC 927 Advanced Teaching Strategies
ENGL 930 Workshop in Children's Literature
INST 941 Internet for 21st Century Teaching and Learning
INST 943 Impact of Technology on Education
SPED 956 Curriculum Development & Modification
(Prereq: SPED 962 Developmental Patterns of Children
with Special Needs
SPED 962 Developmental Patterns of Children with Special Needs

Coordinator and Advisor: Dr. Julia Zoino-Jeannetti, Education


  1. Requirements are accurate to date. However, the University reserves the right to change requirements in the future, and will notify applicants should any changes be made.
  2. Refer to appropriate catalog for Degree Requirements for prior years.

Framingham State University

100 State Street

PO Box 9101

Framingham, MA 01701-9101


Phone: 508-620-1220