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  • Months to Complete the Curry M.Ed. Program

    Months to Complete the Curry M.Ed. Program


The first time I called Curry, I spoke with an enrollment representative and she answered all of my questions. Looking into a master’s program can be overwhelming but she truly simplified things.


Derek Thompson '06
Vice Principal, Plymouth North High School
Major: Master of Education




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Professional Development Points (PDPs)

Teachers and administrators in public schools are required to earn Professional Development Points on a regular basis. These points may be earned in various ways, including graduate coursework. According to the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), graduate courses are considered according to the following formula: one semester hour = 22.5 PDPs. Curry College graduate courses are three semester hour courses, and are therefore equivalent to 67.5 PDPs.

The College does not award PDPs. Instead, it issues transcripts indicating that a course has been completed. These can then be submitted to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education according to its guidelines. The determination of appropriate coursework or professional development is made by the individual, often in consultation with his or her employer. Within the guidelines of each professional's Recertification Plan, all graduate courses in education offered at the college may be used for PDPs.

View the courses and schedules being offered to help you earn your PDPs.

 
Video: Why Pursue an M.Ed. at Curry College?

Jeannine Hatch '06 shares her experience on changing her career; Maureen Ferris '11 talks about what inspired her to become a teacher; and M.Ed. faculty member, Pat Fraine, speaks about the Curry model and accelerated format of the program.

Video: The Rewards of Completing Your M.Ed.

M.Ed. graduates Jeannine Hatch '06 and Maureen Ferris '11, along with faculty member Pat Fraine, share their thoughts on the unique benefits of the teaching profession.

Video: Jeannine Hatch '06 - M.Ed. Program

Jeannine Hatch, M.Ed. '06 shares her experience going back to school to change her career from Accountant to Elementary School teacher.

Meet John Doyle '10

"As soon as I took my first class at Curry, I knew this was the right place for me. I really looked forward to going to class and felt comfortable speaking up and participating." - John Doyle '10, M.Ed.

Meet Derek Thompson '06

"The first time I called Curry I spoke with an enrollment representative and she answered all of my questions. Looking into a master's program can be overwhelming but she truly simplified things."

Meet John McCarthy '09

"The fact that Curry has smaller classes and that the student population in the program tends to be older were the selling points for me."

 
 
 

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