Master of Education—Elementary Education

Elementary Education Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Christina Bebas
Phone: 508-929-8753
Email: cbebas@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(12 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-909
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 Credits31

Master of Education in Elementary Education with Literacy Concentration

The program consists of the following courses:

Core requirements(10 credits)
ED-981Advanced Foundations of Education3
ED-982Research in Education3
ED-983Theory and Reasearch in Reading3
ED-984Reading Portfolio (to be taken last)1
Reading Content Courses(21 credits)
ED-911Advanced Foundations of Literacy3
or EE-911 Early Literacy for Young Children
ED-918Reading As Language: Teaching Literacy to English Language Learners3
ED-979Technology and Literacy in the Classroom3
ED-914Teaching and Learning Literacy Across Multiple Disciplines3
ER-903Teaching Writing to Striving Readers3
EE-915Detection and Remediation of Early Reading Difficulties3
ED-917Diagnosis, Analysis, and Remediation of Reading Difficulties in the Middle and Upper Grades3
Electives(3 credits)
Select one elective chosen with consent of the program coordinator 3
Requirements for Reading Licensure Option(9 credits)
ED-915Leadership in Literacy: Consultation, Administration and Supervision3
ED-919Reading Practicum/Internship6
Total Credits43