The graduate program in Elementary Education prepares candidates to work in grades 1-6. Through coursework and field experiences, students develop an understanding of subject matter knowledge, curriculum design, instructional strategies, observation and assessment, communication, and collaboration with families and the community.
Completion of a teacher education program is one of the requirements for initial licensure from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). Applicants will undergo a review to determine whether they can demonstrate subject-matter knowledge for an initial license in Elementary Education.
Beginning September 1, 2014, new students will follow the prescribed program listed below in conjunction with advisor approval. Students enrolled in the program prior to this date must meet with their advisor to review the remaining courses in their program.
All students meet with an academic advisor to be cleared for registration each semester.
Elementary Education Teacher Education Program
Suggested sequence of courses.
Teaching and Learning in Inclusive Classrooms
Co-requisites: (0 credits)
|ED 5720G||Foundations of Language and Reading||4|
Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment in Reading & Language Arts
|GRAD 519||Core Math: Numbers and Operations, Function, Geometry and Algebra||4|
|ED 5730G||Math Methods for the Elementary School (Pre-requisite: GRAD 519)||4|
|ED 502G||Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment in Science, Health and Physical Education||4|
|ED 501G||Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment in Social Studies and World Geography||4|
Sheltered English Instruction, with field experience
(or alternate elective with evidence of SEI endorsement)
|ED 6505G||Pre-Practicum Field Experience II||0|
Practicum in Elementary Education (1-6); 300 hours
Co-requisite: (0 credits)
- Successful completion of all MTEL exams related to the license
- Practicum application with advisor permission and signature
- Attendance at a practicum information session
- Good academic standing in the graduate program
- Communications & Literacy Skills (01): Reading and Writing subtests
- General Curriculum (03): Math and Multi-Subject subtests
- Foundations of Reading (90)
Course work and program options are subject to change.