Licensure / Master of Arts in Teaching for the Elementary Teacher


Program Description

Today’s demanding education environment requires teachers who consistently demonstrate gentleness in relationships and excellence in both teaching content and applying techniques. The Regis College graduate programs in education draw inspiration from one of the College’s fundamental tenets: that an interdisciplinary approach to learning - one in which the relationships and connections between various content areas and diverse societal contexts are fully appreciated and explored – is essential in preparing our graduates for future success. In the tradition of eighty years of teacher education at Regis College within the liberal arts, our master’s programs help teachers gain the understanding of students' needs, curriculum planning, and instruction.

The classroom experience is a constantly shifting dynamic of variables that profoundly affect the interaction between teacher and learner. These variables include:

  • A school's intrinsic character
  • The demographics of the surrounding community
  • The underlying societal issues students may face at home
  • The knowledge base from which both teacher and children come
  • The teacher's pedagogical technique


All of these factors demand the preparation of a certain kind of teacher—one who consistently demonstrates gentleness in relationships and excellence in both the teaching of content and the application of technique.

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Elementary Education Courses

Initial Licensure Program* - Elementary, Grades 1-6 (21 credits)

Candidates with a bachelor's degree, but no formal teaching experience, may earn their initial licensure as elementary teachers 1–6 by completing the following courses (all courses listed are 3 credits):

  • ED 507 The Elementary School: Mathematics 1-6**
  • ED 518 Literacy Development Including Special Needs**
  • ED 515 Contemporary Issues in Special Education
  • ED 514 Educating Children with Special Needs in the Regular Classroom
  • ED 519A Curriculum Adaptations/Differentiated Instruction for Students with Special Needs
  • ED 523 Sheltered English Immersion Teaching
  • ED 502 Initial Practicum/Seminar

** Field-based experiences require candidates to spend a minimum of 80 hours in school settings. While in a school, candidates observe, tutor, and where possible teach in both small- and large-group settings.

Effective July 2014

MAT - Professional Licensure Program - Elementary Grades 1-6 - Model B (15 credits)

Candidates who have completed the above 21-credit Elementary Initial Licensure Program at the post-baccalaureate level at Regis College and wish to earn a master's degree and professional licensure must complete the following 3 three-credit courses:

  • ID 512 and ID 513 Humanities in the Classroom
  • ID 510 and ID 511 Natural Sciences in the Classroom
  • ID 514 Social Sciences in the Classroom
  • ED 610 Research Seminar


Effective July 2014

MAT Degree Program - Professional Licensure Program - Model A (30 credits)

 

Candidates who have already earned their initial licensure (generally in an undergraduate program) and wish to earn a master's degree and professional licensure must complete the following 3-credit courses:

  • ID 512 Humanities in the Classroom
  • ID 513 Humanities in the Classroom
  • ID 510 Natural Sciences in the Classroom
  • ID 511 Natural Sciences in the Classroom
  • ID 514 Social Sciences in the Classroom
  • ED 512 Children's Language and Learning
  • ED 516 Developmental Issues and Learning in Students with Special Needs
  • ED 520 Children's Literature
  • ED 610 Research Seminar
  • ED 611 Clinical Practicum


Students employed as Catholic school teachers are eligible for a graduate education scholarship in addition to financial aid. Please contact Dr. Leona McCaughey-Oreszak or the Office of Financial Aid for additional information.

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MAT-Degree Only

The Graduate Education Department also offers a 10-course (30 credits) master's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies-Elementary School Focus.  This degree does not include the licensure component.  Candidates complete the following courses: **

  • ME 507 The Elementary School: Mathematics
  • ED 515 Contemporary Issues in Special Education
  • ED 518 Literacy Development Including Special Needs
  • ED 519 A Curriculum Adaptations/Differentiated Instruction
  • ED 521 Classroom Management for Students with Special Needs
  • ED 514 Educating Special Needs Students in the Regular Classroom or
  • ED 516 Developmental Issues and Learning in Children with Special Needs
  • ED 523 Sheltered English Immersion Teaching or
  • ID 512 Humanities in the Classroom or
  • ID 513 Humanities in the Classroom
  • ID 510 Natural Sciences in the Classroom or
  • ID 511 Natural Sciences in the Classroom
  • ID 514 Social Sciences in the Classroom
  • ED 610 Research in Education

** Review is made of undergraduate transcript as well as present/future career opportunities to see if any course adjustments need to be made.

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MTEL Information

  • In order to be accepted into the initial licensure program, candidates must pass the Communication/Literacy Test portion of the MTEL while taking the first two courses in the initial licensure program
  • In order to register for the practicum, candidates must pass the Foundations of Reading Test and the General Curriculum Multi-Subject Test and the Mathematics Sub-test portions of the MTEL.

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Courses Education Pathway

Contact Information


t 781-768-7421
e leona.mccaughey-oreszak@regiscollege.edu

Dean's Office


t 781-768-7155
e slaess@regiscollege.edu
Regis College: Graduate Department