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BA, M.ED.

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Director of Education Programs
Education
(508) 849-3419
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Education | M.ED.

Program Overview

The Education Department is a founding program for Anna Maria College. The College has offered educator preparation programs approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) since 1982. The programs include an approach that combines cutting-edge educational practice grounded in theory and research. The Education programs are committed to nurturing the development of a sense of respect for oneself and for others, and a sense of responsibility to society and the world.

Anna Maria College’s Master of Education is a degree that prepares teachers to reach and teach the next generation of children in our communities. Career opportunities include (but are not limited to) classroom teacher, education policy, education publishing and curriculum specialist.

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The Master of Education (M.Ed.)
This program is for individuals who are looking for a Master of Education with initial licensure. The program includes a foundation of philosophical, psychological, social, and moral influences on schools; examination of National and State Curriculum Standards; application of innovative instructional practices; and the integration of reflection and inquiry into teaching practice. The Master of Education teacher preparation programs are approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) for Initial teacher licensure:

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Master of Education for Professional Growth
Individuals who already have achieved initial licensure and want to expand their understanding of teaching and learning or add a license can develop and enhance their teaching practice to prepare for further inquiry in education may consider exploring the opportunities of a Master of Education in one of the following areas:

  • Early Childhood: Teacher of Students with and without Disabilities (Pre-K to 2)
  • Elementary (1 to 6)
  • Moderate Disabilities (Pre-K to 8 or 5 to 12)

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Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS)
Individuals who have achieved a Master of Education degree and wish to broaden their knowledge and skills may consider a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS). It is a self-designed program with a concentration of at least 4 courses in English Language Arts/Reading, 4 courses related to Moderate Disabilities, or a concentration of choice determined through academic advisement. Students are encouraged to select courses that will benefit personal and professional growth. Contact the program director for additional information.

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Master of Education with Kodály Music Emphasis
Music Educators can earn a Master of Education with Kodály Music Emphasis by taking 3 summers (18 Graduate Credits) of the Kodály Music Certificate courses and applying those credits to Anna Maria College’s Master Degree in Education.

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Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) with Kodály Music Emphasis
Individuals who have achieved a Master of Education degree and wish to broaden their knowledge and skills may consider a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS).  Students are encouraged to select courses that will benefit personal and professional growth.

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Program Learning Outcomes

Our goal is to cultivate educators who are supportive colleagues, maintain a high level of competence and integrity in their teaching practices, use feedback to improve their performance, embrace the diversity of their students, and ultimately serve as positive adult role models in their school community. Through coursework and real and relevant application, students will prepare for Initial Teacher Licensure as approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).

Students will:

  • Demonstrate sound knowledge and understanding of the subject matter and the pedagogy it requires by consistently engaging students in learning experiences that enable them to acquire complex knowledge and subject-specific skills and vocabulary, such that they are able to make and assess evidence-based claims and arguments.
  • Develop well-structured lessons with challenging, measurable objectives and appropriate student engagement strategies, pacing, sequence, activities, materials, resources, technologies, and grouping.
  • Organize and analyzes results from a variety of assessments to determine progress toward intended outcomes and uses these findings to adjust practice and identify and/or implement appropriate differentiated interventions and enhancements for students.
  • Uses appropriate practices, including tiered instruction and scaffolds, to accommodate differences in learning styles, needs, interests, and levels of readiness, including those of students with disabilities and English language learners.
  • Uses rituals, routines, and appropriate responses that create and maintain a safe physical and intellectual environment where students take academic risks and most behaviors that interfere with learning are prevented.
  • Effectively model and reinforces ways that students can master challenging material through effective effort, rather than having to depend on innate ability.
  • Regularly reflects on the effectiveness of lessons, units, and interactions with students, both individually and with colleagues, and uses insights gained to improve practice and student learning.

Meet Our Faculty

Jonene Angelo

Education Licensure
Education
(508)-849-3379

Matthew Aronian

Lecturer
School of Professional Studies

Christine Davis

Professor of Practice in Education & Director of Education Programs
Education

Erin Decoste

Lecturer
School of Professional Studies

Jeff Glick

Lecturer
School of Professional Studies

Tracy Jones

Program Supervisor
Education

Martha Kohl

Lecturer
Education

Jamie Leroy

Lecturer
Education

Lucille Marcigliano

Lecturer
School of Professional Studies

Joanne McDonnell

Director of Education Programs
Education
(508) 849-3419

Rebecca Miller

Faculty Clinical Field Observer
Academics

Monica Nelson

Lecturer
Education

Amie Nemes

Lecturer
Education

Lori Pacheco

Lecturer
Education

Catherine Polis

Lecturer
Education

Tara Strand Balunis

Lecturer
Education

Dennis Vanasse

Director of the Learning Center, Lecturer
School of Professional Studies
(508) 849-3372

Shelie Wells

Instructor of Education/Field Placement Coordinator
School of Professional Studies
(508) 849-3435