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Lynch School of Education

Graduate Programs

teacher education, special education, curriculum and instruction

The TESpECI department offers the following degree programs:

Master's Degree Programs

Curriculum and Instruction (M.Ed.)

Early Childhood Teaching (M.Ed.)

Elementary Teaching (M.Ed.)*

Reading/Literacy (M.Ed.)

Secondary Education (M.Ed., M.A.T., M.S.T.)*

Special Education (M.Ed.)**

Religious Education (M.Ed.)
(offered through the School of Theology and Ministry)

Doctoral Programs

Curriculum and Instruction (Ph.D.)

C.A.E.S.Programs

           C.A.E.S. program listing

*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.

**The M.Ed. program in Special Education Teaching includes the following areas of concentration: Moderate Special Needs, Grades Pre-K-9 and Grades 5-12; Severe and Multiple Disabilities (including an optional specialization in deafblind).

Master of Arts in Teaching and Master of Science in Teaching Degrees (M.A.T./M.S.T.)

The M.A.T./M.S.T. degree programs for initial licensure are designed for students who have graduated with a major in liberal arts or sciences and who wish to prepare for teaching in the secondary school, for experienced teachers in secondary schools, and for recent college graduates already prepared to teach at the secondary level who want to earn an additional area of expertise and/or licensure.

These degrees are coordinated with the appropriate Arts & Sciences department, require admission to both the Lynch School and to the appropriate Arts & Sciences program, and require more coursework in Arts & Sciences than the M.Ed. degree in Secondary Teaching.

Students may prepare in the following disciplines:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Geology (Earth Science)
  • Physics
  • English
  • Latin and Classical Humanities
  • History
  • Mathematics

The M.A.T./M.S.T. degree programs for professional licensure are designed for teachers who hold an initial license and have taught for at least three years. Programs are available in elementary education, reading, and secondary education (English, History, Mathematics, and Biology).