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A Curry College Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Degree in Elementary Education alumnus teaches her young students

Team-Based Learning and Benefits

As you complete your coursework, you will benefit from our cohort-based learning community that models the team-oriented educational workplace. In addition to hands-on fieldwork experiences in actual classrooms, you'll explore key concepts of successful educational practice, including literacy, curriculum development and lesson planning, classroom management, working with children with special needs and techniques to adapt and differentiate instruction for different learners.

M.Ed. Program Information

MED advisors will be available to provide a comprehensive overview of the program and answer any questions you may have:

Milton Campus Open House
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
2:00 - 6:00 p.m.
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Plymouth Campus Open House
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
2:00 - 6:00 p.m.
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Drop in anytime during the Open House to meet with an Advisor to learn more about completing your degree at Curry College. 

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Before you apply to either tracks of the Curry College Master of Education programs, you'll need to:

  • Earn a passing score on the MTEL communication and literacy skills tests
  • Demonstrate basic computer skills and have regular access to a computer so you can complete the online components of the program

What is Cohort Study?

As a student in the Curry College M.Ed. Program, you will be part of a cohort group. That means that the same students will be in all of your classes for the entire program, start to finish. Cohort group learning has proven to be very effective for adult learners because it creates a community of professionals who can study together, provide support, discuss common on-the-job problems, and offer networking opportunities.

Fall 2018 Schedule

New cohorts will begin at our Milton and Plymouth campuses in Fall 2018.


MTEL Information and Workshops

Do you need to take the MTEL General Curriculum Math or Foundations of Reading (FOR)?  Need help preparing? 

Curry College can help you prepare for the Foundations of Reading (FOR) or the General Curriculum Math with our test preparation workshops.


Course Descriptions

A PDF file of the course descriptions can be opened or downloaded from the link below:

Primary Goals:

Excellent educational professionals:

To prepare skilled, knowledgeable educators with the creativity to instigate change, the caring to advocate for children and adult learners, and the skill and knowledge to advance learning and growth for all students.

Thoughtful, analytical, and effective leaders:

To develop education leaders with the skepticism, critical analysis, and synthesis ability, contextual knowledge and communication skills to identify problems, craft solutions, and lead efforts towards positive change.

Meet and/or exceed all applicable Department of Education standards:

To align all course objectives will applicable DOE standards to ensure that the College's programs meet or exceed all state expectations in its licensure programs.

Program Objectives:

Preparing Excellent Educators:

Curry graduates should be:

  • Knowledgeable of subject areas
  • Respectful of the individuality of each child (student); committed to addressing the needs of the whole child: academic, social, emotional, and physical
  • Sensitive to the different levels and learning styles of different students; able to differentiate instruction effectively
  • Committed to creating a positive classroom and school culture and climate
  • Skilled in preparing, conducting, and assessing instruction in a standards-based environment
  • Knowledgeable of and respectful towards the many different backgrounds, abilities and interests of students
  • Able to be patient and flexible, without sacrificing expectations
  • Skilled at classroom management, encouraging positive learning behaviors, and creating a positive learning environment
  • Knowledgeable of appropriate current trends in pedagogy, learning, and assessment, including teaching methods and strategies, new research on learning styles, child development, learning disabilities and special needs, and English Language Learner needs
  • Current in technology, instructional techniques, legal obligations, and relevant research


Preparing reflective, analytical and effective leaders:

Curry graduates should be:

  • Knowledgeable of history and philosophy underpinning American education
  • Knowledgeable of and thoughtful about the purposes of schools and education
  • Able to analyze complex and contradictory information, identify critical issues and themes, and synthesize these ideas into meaningful and effective arguments-both in written and spoken form
  • Reflective about balancing the needs of children and the requirements of schools and agencies; sensitive to the needs of different children, families and communities
  • Innovative and interested in working for change and improvement in the school, community and profession
  • Advocates for children of all abilities, interests and backgrounds
  • Able to communicate effectively in writing, speaking, and presentation


Meeting/Exceeding State Standards:

  • M.Ed. courses will identify standards addressed in each concentration through individual course objectives.  Course objectives will remain constant across campuses and for different instructors, although readings, assignments assessments and other means to meet the objectives may differ.
  • Courses in each concentration will be aligned in a clear and appropriate developmental sequence.
Curry College Master of Education students presents her research as part of the program's practicum

M.Ed. Candidates Present Practicum Projects

"This M.Ed. program event is a demonstration of state-required skills the candidates need to master, but it's also a celebratory event. We're celebrating skill, tenacity, and the fact that we're about to send out a new team of teachers who are well-prepared to do a great job for their students."

Take the next step

We're excited you're considering our flexible, convenient, and real-world focused Curry College Master of Education Degree program and we look forward to helping you reach your career goals.