Feb 08, 2023  
2022-2023 School of Graduate Studies Catalog 
    
2022-2023 School of Graduate Studies Catalog

Early Childhood Education, Advanced Studies, Master of Education


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This program is designed for either 1) individuals who already hold an initial license in Early Childhood Education who, with requisite experience as a teacher of record, wish to qualify and apply for a professional license from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, or 2) individuals with prior experience in the field (as either a teacher or administrator in a public school, a private school, a Head Start or child care or out-of-school-time program setting) who are seeking further professional development in the field.

 

Admission Requirements

Program Requirements


Upon acceptance into the program, you will complete a tentative Plan of Study in consultation with the program coordinator. You must request that any transfer credits be considered at this time. PLEASE NOTE THAT NO MORE THAN THREE COURSES TAKEN AT SALEM STATE UNIVERSITY BEFORE ADMISSION CAN BE COUNTED TOWARDS THIS PROGRAM. You should meet regularly with the program coordinator to discuss your progress and revise your plan of study as needed.

Complete a Strand (12 credits minimum)


Courses cannot be used to complete multiple requirements within the program.
Any Education Certificate Licensure-Only Program, or four (4) course cluster may be substituted for a Strand with approval from the coordinator.
Candidates who choose to replace the strand with certificate or licensure-only program may exceed 30 credits in completing their degree.

Education Certificates


Any education certificate (e.g., Autism Spectrum Disorder) or licensure-only program (e.g., Elementary Education, Reading, Special Education, or TESOL), or coordinator approved 4-course cluster may be substituted for a strand with approval of the coordinator. Candidates who choose to replace the strand with a certificate or licensure only program must apply to that program independent of their early childhood program. Candidates who choose to replace the strand with a certificate or licensure program may exceed 33 credits in completing their degree.

 

Total Credits: 30


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