Elementary Education (1-6), MEd (initial licensure)

Master's
Hybrid (Online + Campus)
Education
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In Short

Designed for those who have completed an appropriate baccalaureate degree but without an initial license who wish to acquire the competencies and requirements for the initial license in elementary education.

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What will I do?
  • Develop as a reflective, student-centered educator
  • Effectively articulate and apply educational theory and research in the field of education
  • Meet your professional development needs within the structure of a high-quality, research-based graduate program

Become a teacher with our initial licensure M.Ed. program in Elementary Education. Learn more today.
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Degree Overview

The MEd in Elementary Education program (1-6) in the initial licensure concentration is for those who have completed an appropriate baccalaureate degree but without an initial license who wish to acquire the competencies and requirements for the initial license in elementary education.

Program Highlights

CAEP accredited
NEASC approved
State approved for licensure endorsement


Total Credits

39 credits


Time Frame

While you can complete the program in as few as 2.5 years, you have 6 years to complete the program.

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This program's emphasis on gaining in-classroom experience, as well as its focus on best practices as they relate to the various learning styles ensured that I mastered essential 21st century teaching skills and concepts.

Jonathan McManus, '11

Degrees and Other Information

Tuition and Fees

Completed applications are reviewed on a rolling admission basis. Admissions requirements are as follows:

  • An official transcript of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Passing scores for the Communication and Literacy subtest of the Massachusetts Test of Educator Licensure (MTEL) or copy of initial teaching license
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Professional resume
  • Official transcripts of graduate level course work from a regionally accredited institution (if applicable)
  • Graduate application and fee
  • An essay, no more than one page in length, in response to one of the following questions:
    • Tell us about a positive situation in which you helped a person and made a significant difference in that person’s life.
    • What are the most important factors in establishing a long-term working relationship with students, friends, etc.?
    • Tell us about a significant event that involved you in a teaching or helping mode.
      • Describe the situation as it occurred at the time.
      • What did you do in that particular situation?
      • How did you feel about the situation at the time you were experiencing it?
      • How do you feel about the situation now?
      • What would you change, if anything?

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