Degree Requirements Department of Education, 2004-2005

Integrated Learning Program

MEd in Elementary/Early Childhood Education
Pre-Service Concentration (Integrated Learning Program)
MEd in Elementary/Early Childhood Education with
Science & Environmental Education Concentration (Integrated Learning Program)

Waldorf Program

MEd in Elementary/Early Childhood Education
Waldorf Concentration with Elementary or Early Childhood Teaching Certification
MEd in Elementary/Early Childhood Education
Waldorf Concentration with Elementary or Early Childhood Focus (Year-Round Program)
Certificate in Waldorf Elementary/Early Childhood Education
(Year Round Program)
MEd in Elementary/Early Childhood Education
(Waldorf Concentration, Summer Sequence Program, Elementary Focus)
Certificate in Waldorf Education
Summer Sequence Program, Elementary Focus

Experienced Educators

MEd in Foundations of Education for Experienced Educators
General Program
MEd in Foundations of Education for Experienced Educators
Critical Skills/Education By Design Concentration


Master of Education in Elementary/Early Childhood Education
Pre-Service Concentration (Integrated Learning Program)

MEd—40 credits

To earn the MEd degree in Elementary/Early Childhood Education with New Hampshire Elementary and/or Early Childhood Education Teaching Certification you must meet the general education requirements, and you must successfully complete a minimum of 40 credits distributed as follows:

Required Courses are Listed Under Each Competency Area

Theoretical & Philosophical Foundations of Education

  • Human Development
  • Conceptual Development & Learning Theory
  • Philosophy of Education
9 credits
Curriculum & Instruction

  • Methods of Teaching Reading & Other Language Arts
  • Science Concepts & Curriculum
  • Concrete Approaches to Math Curriculum
  • Integrated Learning: Theory into Practice
  • Early Childhood Curriculum and Methods
    (EC Certification only)
9-11 credits
Educational & Social Policy

  • Children with Special Needs
  • School Law
3 credits
Electives
The Department of Education encourages students to take a minimum of 2 credits in Social Studies Curriculum as part of their elective credits.
9-11 credits
Elementary and/or Early Childhood Internship

  • 480-600 hours of supervised teaching in an approved Elementary and/or Early Childhood setting. Early Childhood internships can be in pre-school, kindergarten or readiness/transitional classrooms. Elementary internships can be in grades 1 – 6.
8-10 credits

Total Credits for MEd in Elementary/Early Childhood Education with Pre-Service Certification

40 credits

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Master of Education in Elementary/Early Childhood Education
with Pre-Service Science & Environmental Education Concentration

(Integrated Learning Program)

MEd—40 credits

To earn the MEd degree in Elementary/Early Childhood Education with New Hampshire Elementary Certification you must meet the general education requirements, and you must successfully complete a minimum of 40 credits distributed as follows:

Required Courses are Listed Under Each Competency Area

Theoretical & Philosophical Foundations

  • Human Development
  • Conceptual Development snf Learning Theory
  • Philosophy of Education
9 credits
Curriculum & Instruction

  • Integrated Learning: Theory into Practice
  • Reading and Language Arts
  • Math Concepts and Curriculum
7 credits
Science & Environmental Education

  • Problem-Solving Science
  • Environmental Education
  • Ecology of Imagination in Childhood
5 credits
Education & Social Policy

  • Children with Special Needs
  • School Law

3 credits

Education & Environmental Studies Electives

  • Choose from courses in Environmental Science, Field Ecology, Environmental Policy and Communications, or Education.
  • The Department of Education encourages students to take a minimum of 2 credits in Social Studies Curriculum as part of their elective credits.
8 credits
Internships

  • Students complete an initial, one semester-long internship in an approved, self-contained classroom assuming all the responsibilities of a teacher conducting integrated curriculum in a progressive elementary school. Students complete a second semester-long internship focusing on science or environmental education either at the elementary or middle school level. This internship could be conducted in a formal school setting or in an informal educational setting such as a nature center, education consulting organization, or a children’s museum.
8-10 credits

Total Credits for MEd in
Elementary/Early Childhood Education
(Science and Environmental Education Concentration)

40 credits

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Master of Education in Elementary/Early Childhood Education

(Waldorf Concentration with Elementary or Early Childhood Teaching Certification)
MEd—40 credits

To earn the MEd degree with New Hampshire Elementary Education Teaching Certification and at the same time be endorsed as a Waldorf Teacher, you must meet the general education requirements, and you must successfully complete a minimum of 40 credits distributed as follows:

Required Courses are Listed Under Each Competency Area

Theoretical & Philosophical Foundations of Education

  • Human Development
  • Conceptual Development & Learning Theory
  • Anthroposophy
  • Evolving Consciousness
  • Foundations of Human Experience
11 credits
Curriculum & Instruction

  • Methods of Teaching Reading & Other Language Arts
  • Math Concepts & Curriculum
  • Integrated Learning: Theory into Practice
  • Waldorf Elementary Curriculum I & II
  • Creative Arts (e.g., painting, modeling, music, eurythmy, speech & drama, and drawing)
  • Science Curriculum
  • Waldorf Math and Language Arts
  • Early Childhood Curriculum and Methods
    (EC Certification only)
16-22 credits
Educational & Social Policy

  • Children with Special Needs
  • School Law
3 credits
Electives

  • Courses of relevance to student’s professional goals selected from the above three areas or from other Antioch University New England departmental offerings.
0-2 credits
Elementary Teaching Internships

  • One semester of supervised teaching in an approved public school Elementary or Early Childhood setting.
  • One semester of supervised teaching in a Waldorf School under an approved Waldorf teacher.
8 credits

Total Credits for MEd in
Elementary/Early Childhood Education
Waldorf Concentration with Elementary or
Early Childhood Teaching Certification

40 credits

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Master of Education in Elementary/Early Childhood Education

(Waldorf Concentration with Elementary or Early Childhood Focus)
Year-Round Program
MEd—40 credits

To earn the MEd degree (without N.H. Certification) you must successfully complete a minimum of 40 credits distributed as follows:

Required Courses are Listed Under Each Competency Area

Theoretical & Philosophical Foundations of Education

8 credits

  • Human Development
  • Anthroposophy
  • Foundations of Human Experience
  • Evolving Consciousness

Curriculum & Instruction

11 credits

  • Waldorf Curriculum I & II
  • Creative Arts (e.g., painting, modeling, music, eurythmy, speech & drama, and drawing)
  • Science Curriculum
  • Waldorf Math and Language Arts

Educational & Social Policy

4 credits

Electives

Courses of relevance to student’s professional goals selected from the above three areas or from other Antioch University New England departmental offerings.

4 credits

Master’s Project

5 credits

Internships

8 credits

Total Credits for MEd in
Elementary/Early Childhood Education
(Waldorf Concentration without N.H. Teaching Certification)

40 credits

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Certificate in Waldorf Elementary/Early Childhood Education

Year Round Program—28 credits

This option is available to those who wish training in the Waldorf approach to education without acquiring the MEd degree. In order to earn the certificate, students must earn a minimum of 28 credits, distributed as follows:

Required Courses are Listed Under Each Competency Area

Theoretical & Philosophical Foundations of Education

8 credits

  • Human Development and the Waldorf Curriculum
  • Evolving Consciousness
  • Foundations of Human Experience
  • Anthroposophy

Curriculum & Instruction

12-14 credits

  • Waldorf Curriculum I-II
  • Creative Arts (e.g., painting, modeling, music, drawing,
    eurythmy, speech and drama)
  • Science Curriculum
  • Waldorf Math and Language Arts

Electives

  • Research for Social and Personal Change
  • Music

2-4 credits

Teaching Internship

One semester of supervised teaching in an approved Waldorf Elementary or Early Childhood setting under an approved Waldorf or Early Childhood elementary teacher.

4 credits

Total Credits for Certificate in Waldorf Elementary/Early Childhood Education

28 credits

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Master of Education in Elementary/Early Childhood Education

(Waldorf Concentration, Summer Sequence Program, Elementary Focus)

MEd—40 credits

To earn the MEd degree in Elementary/Early Childhood Education, you must successfully complete a minimum of 40 credits distributed as follows:

Required Courses are Listed Under Each Competency Area

Theoretical & Philosophical Foundations of Education

  • Human Development and the Waldorf Curriculum
  • Supervised Independent Study
  • Evolving Consciousness
  • Anthroposophy
  • Foundations of Human Experience
12 credits
Curriculum & Instruction

  • Creative Arts (e.g., painting, modeling, music, drawing, eurythmy, speech and drama)
  • Science Curriculum
  • Waldorf Curriculum Seminar
  • Waldorf Math and Language Arts
10-14 credits
Educational & Social Policy

  • Research for Social & Personal Change
  • Social Issues
4 credits
Teaching Internships

  • Two semesters of supervised teaching in approved Waldorf Elementary School settings.
8 credits
Master’s Project 5 credits
Electives 0-1 credit

Total Credits for MEd in
Elementary/Early Childhood Education

40 credits

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Certificate in Waldorf Education

Summer Sequence Program, Elementary Focus—28 credits

This option is available to experienced teachers who wish training in the Waldorf approach to education without acquiring the MEd degree. In order to earn the certificate, students must earn a minimum of 28 credits, distributed as follows:

Required Courses are Listed Under Each Competency Area

Theoretical & Philosophical Foundations of Education

  • Human Development and the Waldorf Curriculum
  • Supervised Independent Study
  • Evolving Consciousness
  • Foundations of Human Experience
  • Anthroposophy
10-11 credits
Curriculum & Instruction

  • Waldorf Curriculum Seminar
  • Waldorf Science Curriculum
  • Waldorf Math and Language Arts
  • Creative Arts (e.g., painting, modeling, music, drawing, eurythmy, speech and drama)
10-12 credits
Education & Social Policy

  • Research for Social & Personal Change
  • Social Issues
4 credits
Teaching Internship

  • One semester of supervised teaching in an approved Waldorf Elementary School.
4 credits

Total Credits for Certificate in Waldorf Early
Childhood Education

28 credits

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Master of Education in Foundations of Education for Experienced Educators

Professional Development Concentration

MEd—36 credits

The Professional Development concentration includes courses of relevance to students’ selected professional development goals. To earn the MEd degree, you must successfully complete the following requirements:

Required Courses are Listed Under Each Competency Area

Theoretical & Philosophical Foundations of Education

  • Human Development and Learning Theory
  • Philosophical Perspectives on Teaching and Learning
6 credits
Curriculum and Instruction

  • Curriculum: Designing Learning Experiences
  • Professional Portfolio
4 credits
Educational and Social Policy
  • Contemporary Social & Political Issues in Education
  • Action Research and Educational Change
4 credits
Master’s Project

  • Master’s Project Seminar
  • Master’s Project
6 credits
Practicum and Practicum Seminar 8 credits
Electives 8 credits

Total Credits for MEd in Foundations of Education
for Experienced Educators

36 credits

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Master of Education in Foundations of Education for Experienced Educators

Critical Skills/Education By Design Concentration
MEd—36 credits

The Critical Skills concentration includes courses of relevance to the students’ professional goals within the context of the Critical Skills/Education By Design (EBD) model. To earn the MEd degree, you must successfully participate in an EBD Level I Institute and complete the following requirements:

Required Courses are Listed Under Each Competency Area

Theoretical & Philosophical Foundations of Education

  • Human Development or Learning Theory
  • Philosophical Perspectives on Teaching and Learning
6 credits
Curriculum and Instruction

  • Curriculum: Designing Learning Experiences
  • Professional Portfolio
4 credits
Educational and Social Policy

  • Contemporary Social & Political Issues in Education
  • Action Research and Educational Change
4 credits
Master’s Project

  • Master’s Project Seminar
  • Master’s Project
6 credits
Practicum and Practicum Seminar 8 credits
Education By Design Electives 4 credits
General Electives 4 credits

Total Credits for MEd in Foundations of Education
for Experienced Educators

36 credits