M.Ed. in Curriculum and Teaching (Non-Licensure)
The MEd in Curriculum and Teaching is a non-licensure degree program designed for individuals who wish to pursue advanced levels of reflection, knowledge, skill and professionalism in the field of education. It is intended that the individual will continue to develop as a reflective, student-centered educator who is able to effectively articulate and apply educational theory and research in the field of education.
Requirements and Curriculum
|A course in curriculum design/development||3 S.H.|
|A course in contemporary issues in education||3 S.H.|
|EDUC 8300 Research in Education||3 S.H.|
|Thesis, Internship or Action Research||3 S.H.|
Select two of the following in consultation with advisor:
|A course in educational technology||3 S.H.|
|A course in special education||3 S.H.|
|A course on literacy development relevant to the license under which the student is teaching||3 S.H.|
Focus Area Courses
|Content Strand||9 S.H.|
|Pedagogy Strand||9 S.H.|
Total for Degree
In conjunction with the program advisor, individual students will select a focus area, with a focus of a minimum of 9 credits in the content strand and 9 credits in the pedagogy strand. Nine credits of coursework will be completed in each strand area. These courses will be selected in order to meet the needs and interests of each individual student. Focus areas may include technology, assessment, special education, diversity, literacy, curriculum and instruction, secondary and elementary education, among others. No courses below the 7000 level will be accepted toward the program without written approval of the program chairperson.
The program will assist practicing educators to develop advanced skills in teaching, particularly in the area of curriculum development and adaptation for diverse learners, as well as enhancing their content knowledge in their field of licensure.
“I think one of the great things about the Curriculum and Teaching is the flexibility it provides teachers in obtaining professional development at a graduate level that meets their needs as teachers and potential administrators.”–Tracy Crowley, 2012
HOW TO APPLY
Contact Admissions Office: (978)665-3144, email@example.com
Attend our Distinguished Speaker Series
at a Glance
Completed applications are reviewed on a rolling admission basis.
Admissions Requirements (PDF)
Face-to-face courses offered in the evenings with some day courses during the summer.
While you can complete the program in as few as 2 years, you have 6 years to complete the program.
Suggested sequence of courses
The program is designed for licensed teachers and can assist them in becoming lead teachers or mentors in their schools.
The Education programs at Fitchburg State University are recognized by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
The program provides graduate students with an opportunity to design an individualized program to meet their professional development needs within a structure of a high quality graduate program that is research-based.
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