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Elementary Education (initial licensure), M.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 30 months
    Duration
Fitchburg, MA, United States
The M.Ed. in Elementary Education program (1-6) in the initial licensure concentration is designed for those individuals 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.

About

The Initial Licensure Concentration aims to enable candidates to:

  • Acquire the competencies and habits of mind of effective teaching
  • Reflect on historical, philosophical and theoretical perspectives related to current educational issues and practice
  • Examine empirical research and engage in the scientific reasoning process
  • Acquire and apply advanced knowledge of child development theory and research in the design and implementation of education curricula, practices and environments
  • Acquire knowledge of how children develop as thinkers and learners
  • Acquire and apply advanced knowledge of emerging, research-based educational principles in the planning, implementation and evaluation of the educational environment and instructional program
  • Become more aware of societal demands on the curriculum as they relate to meeting the diverse needs of students
  • Investigate effective educational partnership models, which focus on family strengths, circumstances and cultural experiences
  • Demonstrate effective strategies and techniques for working with diverse populations of students in integrated learning environments
  • Examine the shared values, ethics, purposes and commitments, which bond the educational community
  • Acquire a professional orientation of collegiality and support, whereby contributions can be made to the improvement of education through the construction of knowledge and applications

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Education Foundations: Theory and Practice 
  •  Inclusion of Students with Disabilities in Regular Education
  •  Sheltered English Immersion (SEI)
  •  Strategies for Creating an Effective Learning Environment

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 30 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended
    • Time flexibility
      Self-paced, Semi-structured
    • Attendance
      Regular optional meetings, Regular mandatory meetings

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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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  • Minimum required score:

    79

    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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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    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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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.8

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.8 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

 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

Tuition Fee

  • International

    319 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 319 USD per credit and a duration of 30 months.
  • National

    319 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 319 USD per credit and a duration of 30 months.
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Living costs for Fitchburg

  • 918 - 1900 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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