• Program Overview

    Developing subject-area middle and high school teachers with advanced skills and knowledge for 21st century education.

    The M. Ed. in Secondary Education prepares teacher candidates with a strong background in any content area to work in middle and high school classrooms throughout Massachusetts. During the program of study, you will develop an in-depth understanding of evidence-based practice in secondary education. Utilizing the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks as a guide, you will gain experience with curriculum development and modification to support all learners in your classes. You will also participate in extensive field experiences throughout the program to gain experience implementing research-based best practices that help prepare your students for college and careers.

    Upon graduation, you will be eligible to earn an initial license from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in Grades 5-8 or 8-12 in one of the approved subject areas: english, history, political science/philosophy, humanities, biology, chemistry, earth science, physics, general science, and math/science.

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  • Curriculum

    Program of Study

    Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of this program, students will: 

    • Demonstrate subject matter expertise
    • Design high quality and coherent instruction, including authentic and meaningful student assessments 
    • Analyze student performance and growth data and to use this data to improve instruction and practice
    • Teach all students through instructional practices that establish high expectations, a safe and effective classroom environment, and cultural proficiency
    • Promote the learning and growth of all students through effective partnerships with families, caregivers, community members, and organizations
    • Ensure the learning and growth of all students through ethical, culturally proficient, skilled, and collaborative practice

    Required Curriculum: Initial Licensure

    As regulated by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, the practicum requires 300 hours with a minimum of 100 hours of full responsibility in the role and grade level of the license sought.  Students my have their practicum placement, supervising practitioner, and hours approved by Endicott staff before enrolling in the practicum course. Additional hours may be assigned at the discretion of the Dean, Director, Associate Director or Assistant Director. 

    *Courses required to obtain the Initial license

    EDN 500 - Child and Adolescent Development
    EDN 530 - Sheltered English Immersion
    *
    EDN 570 - Strategies for Classroom Management
    EXM 696 - Educator Licensure Comprehensive Exam
    RDL 505 - Adolescent Literacy
    RDL 515 - Writing Instruction
    SEC 530 - Curriculum in Secondary Education
    *
    SEC 535 - Methods in Secondary Education
    *
    SEC 550 - Curriculum and Assessment in Practice: Secondary Education (Pre-Practicum)
    *
    SEC 560 - Practicum in Secondary Education
    *
    SEC 565 - Reflective Seminar in Secondary Education
    *
    SPE 500 - Nature and Needs of Students with Disabilities
    *
    SPE 525 - Assistive and Augmentative Technologies

    Total Degree Requirements - 36 credits

    Required Curriculum: Non-Licensure

    *Electives are chosen in consultation with the student's advisor

    Electives - 12 cr. 

    EDN 500 - Child and Adolescent Development
    EDN 570 - Strategies for Classroom Management
    RDL 505 - Adolescent Literacy
    RDL 515 - Writing Instruction
    SEC 530 - Curriculum in Secondary Education
    SEC 535 - Methods in Secondary Education
    SPE 500 - Nature and Needs of Students with Disabilities
    SPE 525 - Assistive and Augmentative Technologies

    Total Degree Requirements - 36 credits

    Required Curriculum: Non-Degree Initial Licensure

    As regulated by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, the practicum requires 300 hours with a minimum of 100 hours of full responsibility in the role and grade level of the license sought.  Students my have their practicum placement, supervising practitioner, and hours approved by Endicott staff before enrolling in the practicum course. Additional hours may be assigned at the discretion of the Dean, Director, Associate Director or Assistant Director. 

    *Courses required for licensure

    EDN 530 - Sheltered English Immersion
    *
    SEC 530 - Curriculum in Secondary Education
    *
    SEC 535 - Methods in Secondary Education
    *
    SEC 550 - Curriculum and Assessment in Practice: Secondary Education (Pre-Practicum)
    *
    SEC 560 - Practicum in Secondary Education
    *
    SEC 565 - Reflective Seminar in Secondary Education
    *
    SPE 500 - Nature and Needs of Students with Disabilities
    *

    Total Requirements - 21 credits


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  • Internships and Careers

    An education from the Van Loan School of Graduate and Professional Studies at Endicott College means you'll have access to premiere career resources—long after you graduate.

    Whether you're finishing your undergraduate study, adding new credentials, or working toward a new career path, you'll find resources through our Internship and Career Center to help you get where you want to go. From career advising to resume support, we're here to prepare you for your next step.

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Contact Us

Aubry Threlkeld
Director, Graduate Teacher Licensing Programs
978-232-2408