Jan 17, 2022  
Fitchburg State University 2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
Fitchburg State University 2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Curriculum and Teaching, Non-Licensure, Online/Accelerated Program

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Graduate Program Chair

Richard Masciarelli, MEd

Program Coordinator

Brenda Plainte, M.Ed, Coordinator

Graduate Curriculum Committee

William Cortezia, PhD
Danette Day, EdD
Janna Heiligenstein, PhD

Anne Howard, PhD, Chair
Ruth Joseph, EdD
Richard Masciarelli, MEd

Nancy Murray, EdD
Robert Shapiro, PhD, BCBA-D
Annette Sullivan, EdD

Program Objectives

The Online/Accelerated MEd in Curriculum and Teaching is a non-licensure degree program designed for individuals who wish to pursue advanced levels of reflection, knowledge, skill and professionalism in the field of education. The specially-selected content courses are offered 100% online, in a 7-week accelerated format.

Program Description

It is intended that the individual will continue to develop as a reflective, student-centered individual who is able to effectively articulate and apply educational theory and research in the field of education. This program seeks to enhance knowledge and skills of practitioners in an accessible format, leading to an advanced degree. To this end, graduate students will:

  • Reflect on current educational issues and practices
  • Examine research and engage in the research  process
  • Acquire and apply advanced knowledge, educational theory and research in the design and implementation of appropriate educational curricula, practices and environments
  • Apply knowledge of how students develop as thinkers and learners
  • Acquire and apply advanced knowledge of emerging, research-based, educational principles in the planning, implementation and evaluation of the educational environment and instructional programs
  • Demonstrate awareness of the impact of societal issues on the curriculum as they relate to meeting the diverse needs of individuals
  • Demonstrate an understanding of educational partnership models which effectively focus on family strengths, circumstances and cultural experiences
  • Demonstrate effective strategies and techniques for working with diverse individuals in inclusive learning environments
  • Examine the shared values, ethics, purposes and commitments that bond the educational community (e.g. teachers, families, administrators, specialists, etc.)
  • Demonstrate a disposition  of collegiality, respect and support that fosters future improvement of education through research and reflection
  • Be prepared to pursue further graduate studies

Admissions Standards and Criteria

To apply for enrollment in the Online/Accelerated Master of Education in Curriculum and Teaching, Non-Licensure Program, students must submit documents as outlined in the graduate admission section of the Catalog, in addition to:

•    Official transcript of an undergraduate transcript from a regionally accredited institution, with evidence of a GPA of 2.8 or above (requirement waived if an applicant has a relevant graduate degree from an accredited institution)
•    One professional reference is required for applicants whose previous GPA falls below a 2.8 on a 4.0 scale
•    A professional resume

Please note that enrollment in courses in the Online/Accelerated M.Ed. in Curriculum and Teaching is restricted to admitted students. There are six admit terms each year, so if you are unable to complete the application process and submit the Intent to Enroll form online to confirm attendance by the deadline, you only have to wait about 7 weeks to get started.

Total for Degree: 36 credits

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