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Elementary Education, M.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months


All students seeking elementary initial licensure (grades 1-6) take the following 36-credit sequence of courses.

These core courses were developed to aid students in their graduate level learning process. Core I introduces a developmental perspective on education as well as an inquiry into the issues that face contemporary educators. Core II examines research and current understandings about the methods of teaching specific fields of knowledge. These courses, along with 75 hours of monitored fieldwork, constitute the pre-practicum. The capstone of the program for the Initial Licensure is the semester-long supervised practicum and accompanying portfolio.

Competency I of the state’s regulations for licensure covers the knowledge base that teachers must bring to the classroom. For an elementary school teacher this must include enough college course work in the areas that are included in the elementary curriculum to guarantee competence and comfort with the material to be taught. As previously stated, all licensure candidates must achieve passing scores on the Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure (MTEL) Communication & Literacy, General Curriculum, and Foundations of Reading tests. The Massachusetts Department of Education gives these tests several times a year.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Creating Effective Learning Environments
  • Development and Characteristics of All Young Learners Including Those with Special Needs
  • Understanding Reading: Principles and Practices
  • Designing Instruction in Science
  • Math Methods and Content for Elementary School Teachers

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • Official Transcripts and Official English Translations
  • Evidence of Completion of a University-level Degree Program
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic) Exam Scores
  • I-20: Certificate of Eligibility for a Student Visa 
  • Completed "Transfer Verification Form", if needed
  • International Applicant Fee
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      33588 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 33588 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
    • National

      33268 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 33268 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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    Living costs for Boston

    • 1560 - 3240 USD/month
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