Each graduate student is personally responsible for complying with all rules and regulations of Graduate Admissions, the University and the School of Education, and for fulfilling all degree requirements.
Master of Education (M.Ed.)
To qualify for admission to a graduate degree program at the Master of Education level, an applicant must have completed a bachelor's degree program with a scholastic record that gives evidence of ability to succeed in graduate work. Specific requirements are listed with each program.
In order to qualify for a Master of Education degree, each candidate must meet the following requirements:
- Complete a minimum of thirty (30) credits of required course work in a specific degree program with a cumulative GPA of B or better, with no more than six (6) credits with an earned graded below B (3.00) counting toward the Master's.
- Complete satisfactorily the specified internship and/or field practicum, and appropriate seminar, under supervision of a designated faculty member in the School of Education. Practicum are open only to matriculated students who have completed all other degree requirements.
- Complete the degree within five years of the date of admission.
Reading and Language (M.Ed.)
The Master of Education Degree in Reading and Language is a thirty credit program designed to provide the necessary course work to continue the education of licensed teachers.
Massachusetts teachers seeking licensure as a Teacher of Reading in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts complete two practica (6 credits) as part of the thirty credit degree. Candidates for this degree must hold either an initial or professional Massachusetts teaching license in Elementary Education, Middle/Secondary English, English Language Learners, Moderate Disabilities or Early Childhood Education and should be employed as a teacher in a Massachusetts public K-12 setting.
A non-licensure concentration is available for teachers who do not hold a Massachusetts license and/or do not work in a Massachusetts school. Candidates who seek to enroll in this degree program should hold a teaching license in their own state in Elementary Education, Middle/Secondary English, English Language Learners, Moderate Disabilities or Early Childhood Education and be employed as teacher in a public or private K-12 school setting. This degree program is offered on line.
*These programs may be taken online.