This program prepares educators and related professionals to teach, lead, and serve in a diverse and evolving global society.
Our Mission: To prepare educators and related professionals to teach, lead, and serve in a diverse and evolving global society.
Chair: Dr. T. C. Mattocks
Undergraduates with a Secondary Education Minor
The department offers a minor in secondary education in conjunction with a major in one of the following academic specialties: biology, chemistry, dance, earth science, English, health, history, mathematics, music, physics, theatre, Spanish, and visual arts.
Accelerated Post Baccalaureate Program in Secondary Education
Program Coordinator: Dr. Thomas Brady
The accelerated Post Baccalaureate Program (APB) is a rigorous, accelerated graduate level program of study (15 - 18 credits) that leads to initial teacher licensure. Recognizing the unique strengths of nontraditional licensure candidates, the APB program is designed for individuals who are committed to becoming outstanding teachers.
The APB program is designed for persons who have a bachelor's degree and are seeking initial licensure in one of the following fields:
Teacher of Biology (5-8, 8-12)
Teacher of Chemistry (5-8, 8-12)
Teacher of Dance (all levels)
Teach of Earth Science (5-8, 8-12)
Teacher of English (5-8, 8-12)
Teacher of History (5-8, 8-12)
Teacher of Mathematics (5-8, 8-12)
Teacher of Music (all levels)
Teacher of Physics (5-8, 8-12)
Teacher of Theater (all levels)
Teacher of Visual Arts (PreK-8, 5-12)
Graduate Degree Programs in Secondary Education
The Master of Arts in Teaching degree was developed for high school and middle school subject area teachers who have an initial license and are seeking a professional license in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The MAT program is designed to meet the "appropriate master's degree" requirement, which is part of the criteria for professional stage licensure, as set forth in the most recent MA DESE licensure regulations. This degree program will also appeal to secondary school teachers who already hold a standard level or professional license and want to acquire additional knowledge and a master's degree in the discipline.
Education Master's Core
Program Coordinator: Dr. John-Michael Bodi
Core Courses: (15 credits)
EDMC 530: The Teacher as Researcher
EDMC 531: The Standards Based classroom: Curriculum
EDMC 532: The Teacher as Leader: From Issues to Advocacy
EDMC 533: Standards Based Classroom: Instruction and Assessment for Diverse Learners
EDMC 538: The Professional Teacher
Concentration Elective Courses: (18 credits)
A minimum of 18 approved graduate credits in the academic area of concentration, which meet the academic and professional objectives of the student. For details, please refer to the appropriate academic department section of the online catalog.
Total minimum credits: 33
Program Coordinator: Dr. T. C. Mattocks
The Educational Leadership programs are designed to prepare students for the following positions in school administration:
- Supervisor/Director (all levels)
- Administrator of Special Education (all levels)
- School Business Administrator (all levels)
- Elementary School Principal (PreK-6)
- Middle School Principal (5-8)
- High School Principal (8-12)
- Superintendent/Assistant Superintendent (all levels)
- Master of Education in Educational Leadership (36 credits)
- Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) in Educational Leadership (39 credits) articulated with Doctoral Program at UMASS Lowell
- LEAD: Leading Educators Through Administrative Development - licensure program (24 credits)
- Individual courses for Professional Development
Program Coordinator: Dr. Anne Hird
Three (3) enrollment options within the Instructional Technology graduate program at Bridgewater State University are available to students.
- Graduate Certificate program (12 graduate credits): Students who wish to learn more about instructional technology, but do not wish to enter an initial teaching licensure or a master of education degree program would enroll in the 12-credit Graduate Certificate program.
- Post baccalaureate program (21 graduate credits): Students who desire to earn initial teaching licensure in instructional technology for all levels would enroll in the Post baccalaureate program.
- Master of Education Degree program (30 graduate credits): Students who wish to earn a Master of Education degree in Instructional Technology may apply to the Master of Education Degree program. Students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate or Post baccalaureate program, upon completion of their programs, can transfer all of their courses to the Master of Education Degree program.
The Instructional Technology program provides extensive flexibility in that students may begin course work in the graduate certificate program and then apply to the post baccalaureate (if seeking initial educator licensure) or the master's degree program without paying an application fee.
Last Modified: October 18, 2012
Tinsley Center, Room 214
325 Plymouth Street
Bridgewater, MA 02325