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Lynch School of Education

Elementary Education*

master of education (m.ed.)

The Elementary Education program is designed for students who wish to teach in grades 1-6.

The program stresses a humanistic approach to teaching that is both developmentally appropriate and intellectually challenging. It prepares the teacher to work with a diverse range of children by providing the teacher with knowledge about instructional practices, along with perspectives on children, schools, and society.

Prerequisite for the program is a bachelor's degree with an arts and sciences, interdisciplinary major, or the equivalent. No prior teaching licensure is required for admission.

The Program of Studies for the program includes foundation and professional courses, and practicum experiences. The program reflects current research and practices in teaching and learning.

Courses of study are carefully planned with the faculty advisor to ensure that both degree requirements and licensure requirements are fulfilled.

For more information about eligibility and licensure, visit the Teacher Education/Special Education, Curriculum and Instruction Department page.

Program of Study


*Middle School licensure is available to Elementary and Secondary education students by application to the Department of Education via an "alternative route." Students seeking this level of licensure should consult the Office of Professional Practicum Experiences, Campion 106, 617-552-4206.

Faculty: Lillie R. Albert, G. Michael Barnett, Maria Estela Brisk, Curt Dudley-Marling, Richard Jackson, C. Patrick Proctor, Katharine McNeill, Patrick McQuillan, Rebecca Mitchell, David Scanlon

View information on the graduate admission and financial aid process.