The Master of Education (M.Ed.) program serves as an enrichment degree designed to promote the professional development of experienced teachers.  It offers teachers wide flexibility to plan programs to meet professional goals, and to expand their expertise in their fields of interest. Credits earned in the M.Ed. program can be used by initially-licensed teachers to document their readiness for professional licensure. The M.Ed. does not lead to teacher licensing.


All courses carry three credits.

M.Ed. Requirements:

EDU 516 Introduction to Technology in Education

EDU 610 Research and Professional Practice

Choose One:

  • SOC 580 Racial and Ethnic Groups OR EDU 652 Issues in ESL

Choose any eight electives (24 credits)


Professional Licensure: Concentrations

For students seeking a graduate program in which to earn 12 credits of graduate work in their field of licensure, the Elms College M.Ed. program can be used to apply independently to the state for professional licensure. This program can also be used as an enrichment degree for professionally-licensed educators in a variety of fields:

Applied Behavior Analysis, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Biology, Early Childhood, Elementary, English, ESL, General Science, History, Literacy, Math, Moderate Disabilities, Socioemotional Learning, Spanish

For Additional Information, Contact:

Mary Claffey Janeczek, Ed.D.