Admission Requirements

The applicant must:

  • Complete the online graduate admission application
  • Submit the $50.00 application fee
  • Applicants must have earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university and must submit an official transcript from each college or university attended as an undergraduate or graduate student.
  • An overall undergraduate quality point average (QPA) of at least 2.80 on a 4.00 scale.
    The applicant must be a practicing teacher who holds a Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education license in either Elementary Education or Early Childhood Education at the Initial level (or above).
  • Provide two letters of recommendation submitted on the Framingham State University Letter of Recommendation form and sent directly to the University’s Graduate Admissions office by the recommender. One letter must be from an employer or supervisor, and the other must be from a faculty member who has taught the candidate at the collegiate level if the candidate attended classes in the last five years;
    Submit a typed, 300-word personal statement discussing their motivation for seeking a master’s degree in view of prior formal education, current job responsibilities, and career plans.
Program Requirements

Program Requirements

The program requires successful completion of ten (10) courses which include three (3) core courses, six (6) required courses, and one (1) elective. An oral comprehensive examination is required of all students as the culminating experience. The exam is taken during the student’s final semester of study. A professional portfolio must be completed prior to the oral comprehensive examination as part of the degree program. Each course will require a product or project that students will add to their portfolio.

Application Deadline

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis for the fall and spring semesters. Completed applications should be on file by July 1st for fall and December 1st for spring. Applications received after this date cannot be guaranteed timely matriculation. The Admissions Committee will begin review of an application only upon receipt of official copies of all required documents.

Effective as of the 2022-2023 Graduate Catalog

Meet Your Faculty

Heather Peters

Visiting Lecturer, M.Ed. - Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM)
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Wardell Powell, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Education and Coordinator and Advisor; Assistant Professor, M.Ed. - Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM)
O'Connor Hall, Room 136

Jessica Findlay

Visiting Lecturer, M.Ed. - Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM)
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Robert Page, Ph.D.

Professor, Mathematics

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