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The Curry College Master of Education in Special Education Degree is represented by a teacher interacting with a young student

PLEASE NOTE: Curry College requires all students on our Milton and Plymouth campuses who are registered for an on-the-ground course (including hybrid and hyflex) or those who seek on campus support services to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before arrival in the fall. In order to ensure that you are fully vaccinated at least 14 days before returning to campus, you should plan your first vaccine shot by July 1.

Team-Based Learning and Benefits

As you complete your course work, you and your peers 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 strategies, psycho-educational assessment, creating individualized lesson plans (IEPs) and techniques to adapt and differentiate lessons for different learners.

Flexible Schedule – Hyflex Learning

Introducing Hyflex – A schedule that provides you remote learning by choice, allowing you to balance life’s responsibilities while pursuing your graduate degree. You choose how to attend lectures: in-person or remotely through ZOOM. Our combination of hyflex and online learning offers flexibility while you remain connected with your professors and peers, learning alongside with one another.

M.Ed. Program Information

No need to wait for us to schedule an information session, our knowledgeable advisors are available to meet with you via Zoom or phone to answer your questions. Get started on your way to earning your degree!

Schedule a one-on-one appointment now

Or even better, connect with an advisor by calling the campus of your choice:

Milton: 617-333-2364
Plymouth: 508-747-2424

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
  • Complete the MTEL General Curriculum Math (passing score is not required)

Visit Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure to register for these tests.

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.

Schedule:

New cohorts begin at our Milton and Plymouth campuses each Fall.

Course Descriptions

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

Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL)
Title II, Section 207 of the Higher Education Act requires all institutions with teacher preparation programs that enroll students who receive federal financial assistance to prepare annual reports on teacher preparation and licensing.

Note: Curry College had a 100% pass rate for all program completers during the 2019-2020 reporting year.

Information about Curry pass rates is available upon request by contacting the Licensure Officer/Title II Coordinator, (617) 333-2196.

The Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure are administered Monday-Saturday at designated test centers in Massachusetts and in many states each academic year. Additional information regarding all state testing is available through the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education,  Office of Educator Licensure, 75 Pleasant Street Malden, MA 02148-9140; Telephone: (781) 338-6600; www.mtel.nesinc.com. For additional information about Curry College's testing requirements, please contact Curry College Licensure Officer at 617-333-2196.

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.