Early Childhood Education (Professional Licensure)
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This degree program is designed for persons who hold initial licensure in early childhood education (grades PreK-2) and are seeking professional licensure in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The 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.
Required Courses (16 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 - The Standards-Based Classroom: Instruction and Assessment for Diverse Learners
ECED 575 - Graduate Seminar in Early Childhood Education (taken the final semester in the program)
Electives (15 credits)
Complete five graduate courses (400-level U/G or 500-level), approved by the program advisor, from arts and sciences disciplines. Alternative courses must be approved by the program coordinator.
No more than two courses should be in any one arts and sciences discipline.
Suggested disciplines: art, English, history, mathematics, reading, and sciences.
Course selections must be approved by an advisor.
Successful completion of a comprehensive examination is required.
Total Minimum Credits: 31
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