M.Ed. Concentration in Secondary Education

College of Education - Department of Education

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) with a concentration in Secondary Education, specialization in Art, English, History, or Mathematics combines the requirements for Initial Licensure with the advanced study of education affording students the opportunity to completing a master’s degree program in approximately two years.

 

Program Learning Outcomes

At the end of the M.Ed. with a concentration in Secondary Education, students will be able to:

  • Develop well-structured lessons that have measurable objectives and appropriate student engagement strategies,
  • Organize and analyze results from a comprehensive system of assessments to determine student progress towards intended outcomes,
  • Use a varied repertoire of practices to create structured opportunities for each of their students to meet or exceed state standards/local curriculum and behavioral expectations,
  • Use rituals, routines, and proactive responses to create and maintain a safe physical and intellectual environment where students take academic risks and play an active role,
  • Effectively model and reinforce ways that students can consistently master challenging material through effective effort,
  • Regularly reflect on the effectiveness of lessons, units, and interactions with students.

 

Admission Requirements

  1. Applicants must complete the online graduate admission application and submit the $50.00 application fee.

  2. Admission to the M.Ed. with a concentration in Secondary Education with specializations in Art, English, History, or Mathematics requires a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university and a passing score on the Communication and Literacy portion of the Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure (MTEL).
  3. A minimum undergraduate overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale is required.
  4. Candidates with deficiencies in the liberal arts or sciences (content area) will be required to take appropriate courses before admittance to the more advanced studies in the sequence involving teaching methods and practice.
  5. Students must pass the Communication and Literacy portion of the Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure (MTEL) to be admitted to the M.Ed. with a concentration in Secondary Education with initial licensure programs.

Applicants are evaluated based on numerous factors including previous college coursework, letters of recommendation, and personal statement.

 

Program Requirements

The program requires a minimum of thirteen (13) courses which include: five (5) education core courses, five (5) education field study and practicum courses and three (3) specialization content-matter courses. A timed comprehensive examination is required as the student’s culminating experience.

Education Core Courses (5)

  • EDIL 910 Education Foundations
  • EDIL 920 Learning and Human Development
  • EDUC 998 Language Development and Communication
  • EDUC 999 Research and Evaluation
  • TESL 910 Sheltered English Immersion

Education Field Study and Practicum Courses (5)

  • EDIL 800 Field Study I in Education (Non-Credit)
  • EDIL 802 Professional Preparation Special Needs and Educational Technology

For Specialization in English, History, Mathematics High School Grades 8-12

  • EDIL 815 Professional Preparation & Field Study II General and Discipline-Specific Methods for High School
  • EDPS 870 Student Teaching Practicum & Seminar I: High School (Two Course-credits)
  • EDPS 871 Student Teaching Practicum & Seminar II: High School (Two Course-credits)

For Specialization in English, History, Mathematics Middle School Grades 5-8

  • EDIL 816 Professional Preparation & Field Study II General and Discipline-Specific Methods for Middle School
  • EDPS 874 Student Teaching Practicum & Seminar I: Middle School (Two Course-credits)
  • EDPS 875 Student Teaching Practicum & Seminar II: Middle School (Two Course-credits)

For Specialization in Visual Art Grades PreK-8

  • EDIL 819 Professional Preparation & Field Study II General and Discipline-Specific Methods for Visual Art Grades PreK-8 & 5-12
  • EDPS 872 Student Teaching Practicum & Seminar I: Visual Art Pre-K to Grade 8 (Two Course-credits)
  • EDPS 873 Student Teaching Practicum & Seminar II: Visual Art Pre-K to Grade 8 (Two Course-credits)

For Specialization in Visual Art Grades 5-12

  • EDIL 819 Professional Preparation & Field Study II General and Discipline-Specific Methods for Visual Art Grades PreK-8 & 5-12
  • EDPS 883 Student Teaching Practicum and Seminar I: Visual Art Grades 5-12 (Two Course-credits)
  • EDPS 884 Student Teaching Practicum and Seminar II: Visual Art Grades 5-12 (Two Course-credits)

 

Specialization Elective Courses (3)

  • Three (3) graduate-level electives are required. The courses will be determined in connection with the student’s area of specialization (Art, English, History, or Mathematics).