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Overview of the Site-Based
Fitchburg State University
Master of Education in Curriculum and Teaching
with the
Catherine Leahy Brine Educational Consultants, Inc.
Middle School and Secondary Education Initial Licensure Program

PROGRAM APPLICATION MATERIALS                COST OF THE PROGRAM

The M.Ed. Program is a total of 36 credits, made up in the following way:

EDUC 9500 and 9502: Seminar in Action Research: Parts I and II: 3 credits each; Part I is a CORE course; Part II is a curriculum "elective" that must be taken by all candidates (This total of six credits is also part of the Professional Licensure credits for all Professional Licensure candidates.)

In the summer semesters, this Seminar meets every Wednesday for a minimum of 2 hours per session. In the fall and spring semesters, this Seminar meets every other Wednesday for a minimum of 2 hours. On the alternate Wednesday during the fall and the spring, a CORE course will be offered at this Seminar site wherever possible.

Each semester of this Seminar is organized around a different theme with readings and assignments related to the themes.

Semester One: Teacher as Reflective Learner
Semester Two: Teacher as Change Agent
Semester Three: Teacher as Leader
Semester Four: Presentation of Capstone Projects

The Capstone Project: Credits for this project are contained in the Seminar in Action Research, Part II.

The Capstone Project is begun during the first semester in the Research course. The end product of the Research course is a Literature Review on a carefully selected content/curriculum subject. The Literature Review is then taken back to the Action Research Seminar and, with the advice of the Seminar Leader, a plan of action is determined for implementation of the Literature Review in the candidate's classroom. There are separate requirements for the Capstone Project in each of the four semesters. Seminar Leaders guide candidates through the entire Capstone process.

Six CORE Courses: 3 credits each, for a total of 18 credits

Initial Licensure Courses, taken as electives in the area of Teaching: (9 credits)

EDUC 8009 Topics: Succeeding with the Resistant Student3 credits
EDUC 7061 Advanced Seminar in Curriculum and Teaching 3 credits
EDUC 7058Practicum 3 credits

Additional Electives:

Transfer Credits Our Fitchburg State University program advisor will review each candidate's Transfer of Credit Request Form and determine the eligibility of courses based on the regulations set forth by the college. Students will be notified by the college of the status of their transfer requests. Because 18 of the 36 credits in this Program are prescribed courses for the Catherine Leahy Brine Site-Based Initial Licensure Program, transfer courses in this program must match or be equivalent courses to those in the Plan of Study outlined above.

Regulations on Transfer Credit:

Because 18 of the 36 credits are prescribed courses for the Catherine Leahy Brine Site-Based Initial Licensure Program, transfer courses in this program must match or be equivalent courses to those in the Plan of Study outlined above.

  1. Transfer courses in this program must match or be equivalent courses to those in the Plan of Study outlined above.
  2. Courses must be of graduate level (not at the professional development level) and taken from an accredited institution.
  3. Grade received must be a "B" or better; pass/fail grades are not accepted.
  4. Courses must not be older than six years upon the candidate's completion of the program.
  5. A total of 12 credits may, upon approval, be transferred. No more than 6 of these credits may be from a college other than Fitchburg.
  6. The courses must be considered by the program advisor to be appropriate for the candidate's M.Ed. program/ Plan of Study.
  7. Transfer credits must have been taken before matriculation begins.

Proposed Schedule for the Fitchburg State University Master of Education in Curriculum and Teaching
with
Catherine Leahy Brine Educational Consultants, Inc.
Middle and Secondary Education Initial Licensure Program

SEMESTER ONE    
EDUC 9500 Seminar in Action Research, Part I  
EDUC 8300 Research in Education  
EDUC 7057 Topics: Introduction to Strategies for Effective Literacy
Instruction Across the Disciplines
 
     
SEMESTER TWO    
EDUC 9500 Seminar in Action Research, Part I  
EDUC 7500 Curriculum Design for Multi-Needs Populations  
EDUC 8009 Topics: Succeeding with the Resistant Student  
     
SEMESTER THREE    
EDUC 9502 Seminar in Action Research, Part II  
SPED 7035 The Psychology of Learning: Inclusion for All Students  
EDUC 7000 Sheltered English Immersion  
     
SEMESTER FOUR    
EDUC 9502 Seminar in Action Research, Part II  
EDUC 9005 Dynamic Perspectives in Education  
EDUC XXXX Elective  
     
SEMESTER FIVE    
EDUC 7061 Advanced Seminar in Curriculum and Teaching  
EDUC 7058 Practicum  
     
Total Credits 36 credits  

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