Master of Education—Elementary Education

Elementary Education Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Christina Kaniu
Phone: 508-929-8753
Email: christina.kaniu@worcester.edu

The Master of Education, Concentration in Elementary Education, is designed for students who possess the Initial License or its equivalent or for those who wish to enhance competence within an existing career in elementary education. For students who possess the Initial license, the program meets the requirements set by the Massachusetts Department of Education for a teacher of Elementary Education (grades 1-6) and can be used toward the Professional Teaching License. (34 credits total)

Prerequisites: Initial License or its equivalent in elementary education; or a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and an existing career in elementary education.

Master of Education in Elementary Education

The program consists of the following courses:

Core requirements(10 credits)
ED-981Advanced Foundations of Education3
ED-982Research in Education3
ED-993Seminar: Research in Content Concentration3
ED-992Portfolio Evaluation (to be taken last)1
Content Courses(15 credits)
ED-979Technology and Literacy in the Classroom3
ED-914Teaching and Learning Literacy Across Multiple Disciplines3
ED-929Mathematics Assessment and Instruction For Diverse Learners3
EL-908Social Studies Content, Curriculum & Instruction3
EL-909Science Content, Curriculum, Assessment And Instruction3
Diversity, Equity, and Differentiated Instruction Courses(6 credits)
ED-918Reading As Language: Teaching Literacy to English Language Learners3
ED-910The Child, Family, Community, and Diversity in Education3
Electives(3 credits)
Select one of the following or with consent of the program coordinator:3
Spec Topics in Education
Early Literacy for Young Children
Total Credits34