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Educators in Non-US Settings, MEd

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This program is designed for individuals who wish to earn a non-licensure graduate degree in PreK-12 Education for Educators in Non-U.S. Settings. The program is for any individual who holds an undergraduate degree.

Program Highlights

The Master of Education (MEd) program provides a dynamic and inspiring learning environment, offering you countless opportunities to work side-by-side with peers, experienced classroom teachers and dedicated faculty in a collegial and supportive atmosphere. Integrating theory and practice, the program provides a balanced emphasis on building advanced teaching skills and deeper knowledge within a particular discipline.

This Master of Education program offers:

  • Diverse faculty with advanced degrees and extensive teaching and research experience
  • A solid foundation in effective teaching, learning, research and communication skills
  • A deeper understanding of instruction and assessment techniques for diverse learners
  • Development of advocacy and leadership competencies
  • Full- and part-time program options
  • Small classes that facilitate a more personalized learning experience
  • Affordable tuition, whether you live in state or out

 Graduate Program Coordinator: Dr. John-Michael Bodi

Admissions Requirements

  • Online application and $50 application fee
  • Resume 
  • Transcripts - Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work
  • Minimum GPA - Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.8 from an accredited college or university
  • Letters of Recommendation - Three appropriate letters of recommendation, at least two should be from professors and the third can be from a professional employer
  • Personal Statement -Prepare a brief, but careful statement regarding the reasons you want to pursue graduate work in this field, your specific interest and experiences in this field, and your career goals

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester: April 1

Spring Semester: October 1

Summer Sessions: February 1

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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 - The Standards-Based Classroom: Instruction and Assessment for Diverse Learners
EDMC 538 - The Professional Teacher

Electives (15 credits)

In collaboration with the non-U.S. setting site, Bridgewater State University will identify coursework that meets the needs of the students.

Other Requirements

Successful completion of a capstone paper or project, and eportfolio is required. Students must also achieve a minimum GPA of 3.0 for the first two degree courses, and maintain the 3.0 through to completion.

Total minimum credits: 30

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*Please see the Graduate Academic Policies section of the Graduate Academic Catalog for additional information regarding comprehensive examinations.

***For the most up-to-date information regarding course descriptions, please visit our University Catalog.

Funding Opportunities

The College of Graduate Studies provides various opportunities for graduate students to receive funding while working towards their degrees. Appointments are competitive and are determined by undergraduate and/or graduate grade point averages, pertinent experience, educational preparation and interviews.  For information on assistantships, fellowships and conference funding awards, please visit our Graduate Funding Opportunities page.

This MEd program is eligible for unsubsidized student loans and applicants are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. For more specific questions, please visit the Financial Aid Office website or contact them directly at

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