Degree Requirements Department of Education, 2008/2009

Integrated Learning Program

MEd in Elementary/Early Childhood Education
with Arts & Humanities 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, Professional Development Concentration
MEd in Foundations of Education, Critical Skills Concentration
MEd in Foundations of Education, Autism Spectrum Disorders Concentration
MEd in Foundations of Education, New Hampshire School Principal Certification
MEd in Foundations of Education, Educating for Sustainability Concentration
Principal Certification Post-Master’s Certificate (Summer Program)


Master of Education in Elementary/Early Childhood Education
with Arts & Humanities 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

  • Reading/Literacy
  • Problem Solving Science
  • Math Methods
  • Integrated Learning: Theory into Practice
  • Social Studies Curriculum (2 credits)
  • Early Childhood Curriculum and Methods
    (EC Certification only)
14-16 credits
Educational & Social Policy

  • Children with Special Needs
  • School Law
3 credits
Electives 5-7 credits
Elementary and/or Early Childhood Internship

  • Students must complete 240—300-hour semester long internships in approved, self-contained classrooms assuming all responsibilities of a teacher conducting integrated curriculum in a progressive elementary school. At least one internship must be in a public school. Early Childhood internships should be in a pre-school, kindergarten, or first grade classrooms. Elementary internships should be in grades 1-6.
8-10 credits

Total Credits for MEd in Elementary/Early Childhood Education with Elementary and/or Early Childhood Certification

40 credits

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Master of Education in Elementary/Early Childhood Education
with 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 & Learning Theory
  • Philosophy of Education
9 credits
Curriculum & Instruction

  • Integrated Learning: Theory into Practice
  • Reading/Literacy
  • Math Methods
  • Social Studies Curriculum
11 credits
Science & Environmental Education

  • Problem-Solving Science
  • Place-based 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.
4 credits
Internships

  • Students complete two 240—300-hour semester-long internships. One internship is in an approved, self-contained classroom where the intern assumes all the responsibilities of a teacher conducting integrated curriculum in a progressive elementary school, grades 1-6.
  • The other semester-long internship focuses on science, environmental or place-based education either at the elementary or middle school level. This internship can be conducted in a formal school setting, or in informal educational settings 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)
with Elementary Certification

40 credits

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Master of Education in Elementary/Early Childhood Education

(Waldorf Concentration with Elementary or Early Childhood Teaching Certification) Year-Round Program
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

  • Reading/Literacy
  • Math Methods
  • Integrated Learning: Theory into Practice
  • Waldorf Curriculum I & II (II for Elementary Cert. only)
  • 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 or EC Curriculum (Early Childhood focus)
  • 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

4 credits

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

Master’s Project

5 credits

Internships

8 credits

  • Two semesters of supervised teaching in an approved Waldorf elementary or early childhood setting.

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
  • 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

2-4 credits

  • Student selected courses

Teaching Internship

4 credits

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

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
  • 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
  • Personal & Organizational Renewal
  • The Adolescent
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
  • 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
  • Personal & Organizational Renewal
  • The Adolescent
4 credits
Teaching Internship

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

Total Credits for Certificate in Waldorf Elementary Education

28 credits

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Master of Education in Foundations of Education

(Professional Development Concentration)
MEd—32 credits

The professional development program includes courses of relevance to students’ professional 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

  • Learning Theory
  • Philosophy of Education
6 credits
Curriculum and Instruction

  • Curriculum: Theory and Application
  • Student selected courses with EDC prefix
4 credits
Educational and Social Policy

  • Teacher Leadership
  • Social & Political Issues
  • Action Research
  • School Change
7 credits
Educational Research

  • Data Collection & Analysis I & II
  • Master’s Project
5 credits
Practicum and Practicum Seminar 4 credits
Electives 6 credits

Total Credits for MEd in Foundations of Education

32 credits

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Master of Education in Foundations of Education

Critical Skills Concentration
MEd—32 credits

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

Required Courses are Listed Under Each Competency Area

Theoretical & Philosophical Foundations of Education

  • Learning Theory
  • Philosophy of Education
6 credits
Curriculum and Instruction

  • Curriculum: Theory & Application
  • Student selected courses with EDC prefix
4 credits
Educational and Social Policy

  • Teacher Leadership
  • Social and Political Issues
  • Action Research
  • School Change
7 credits
Educational Research

  • Data Collection & Analysis I & II
  • Master’s Project
5 credits
Practicum and Practicum Seminar 4 credits
Critical Skills Electives 4 credits
General Electives 2 credits

Total Credits for MEd in Foundations of Education

32 credits

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Master of Education in Foundations of Education

with a Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders
MEd—36 credits

To earn the MEd in Foundations of Education with the Autism Spectrum Disorder certificate students must successfully complete 36 credits distributed as follows:

Required Courses are Listed Under Each Competency Area

Theoretical & Philosophical Foundations of Education

  • Learning Theory
  • Philosophy of Education
6 credits
Curriculum and Instruction

  • Curriculum: Theory & Application
2 credits
Educational and Social Policy

  • Teacher Leadership
  • Social & Political Issues
  • Action Research
  • School Change
7 credits
Educational Research

  • Data Collection & Analysis I & II
  • Master’s Project
5 credits
Practicum and Seminar 4 credits
Autism Spectrum Disorders Courses

  • Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Sensory Issues of Individuals on the Autism Spectrum
  • Clinical and Educational Assessment
  • Training in the Social Use of Language
  • Educational Interventions for ASD I
  • Educational Interventions for ASD II
  • Working with Older Teens and Adults on the Spectrum
  • Introduction to Counseling Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Advocacy Application for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum
  • Advanced Educational Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorders or Positive Behavioral Support in ASD or Lower Functioning Individuals ASD
12 credits

Total Credits for MEd in Foundations of Education

36 credits

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Master of Education in Foundations of Education

New Hampshire School Principal Certification
MEd—40 credits

The Foundations of Education Experienced Eduator Program offers principal certification in conjunction with the Principal Certification Post-Master’s Certificate program.

To earn the MEd degree with certification as a School principal students must:

  1. enter the program having completed three years of teaching experience in a K – 12 school,
  2. satisfy the practicum requirement in a public school,
  3. successfully complete a minimum of 40 credits distributed as follows:

Required Courses are Listed Under Each Competency Area

Theoretical & Philosophical Foundations of Education

  • Learning Theory
  • Philosophical of Education
6 credits
Curriculum and Instruction

  • Professional Learning Communities
  • Critical Friends Group (CFG) Coaching
  • CFG Coaching II – Observation
6 credits
Educational and Social Policy

  • Social & Political Issues
  • School Change
  • Action Research
  • School Law and Ethics
8 credits
Educational Research

  • Data Collection & Analysis I & II
  • Case Study – A school profile
  • Action Research Study
5 credits
Practicum 4 credits
  
Leadership

  • Leading Transformations
  • Conflict Resolution for Leaders
  • The Learning Centered School
  • School Finance
  • Community Partnerships
  • Human Resource Management
  • Leadership Seminar I
  • Leadership Seminar II
  • Equity Challenge for Leaders
  • Independent Study Project
11 credits

Total credits for MEd in Foundations of Education
with Principal Certification

40 credits

A minimum of 40 credits required if any required courses waived.

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Master of Education in Foundations of Education

Educating for Sustainability Concentration
MEd—32 credits

Theoretical & Philosophical Foundations of Education

  • Principles of Sustainability
  • History & Practice of EFS
  • Ecology of Learning
8 credits
Educational and Social Policy

  • Action Research
  • Issues of Equity in Schools
  • Sustainable School Practice
  • Sustainable School Leadership
11 credits
Curriculum and Instruction

  • Curriculum Design for EFS
  • Connecting Curriculum & Communities
4 credits
Practicum 4 credits
Research

  • Data Collection & Analysis 1 & II
  • Master’s Project
5 credits

Total credits for MEd in Foundations of Education
with Educating for Sustainability Concentration

32 credits

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Principal Certification Post-Master’s Certificate

24 credits

Curriculum and Instruction

  • Professional Learning Communities (2)
  • Critical Friends Group (CFG) Coaching
  • CFG Coaching II – Observation
6 credits
Educational and Social Policy

  • Action Research
  • School Law and Ethics
4 credits
Educational Research

  • Case Study – A school profile
  • Change Project Implementation & Action Research Study
3 credits
Leadership

  • Leading Transformations
  • Conflict Resolution for Leaders (1)
  • The Learning Centered School
  • School Finance
  • Community Partnerships
  • Human Resource Management
  • Equity Challenge for Leaders
  • Leadership Seminar I
  • Leadership Seminar II
  • Independent Study Project
11 credits

Total credits for Certificate in Educational
Leadership & Administration

24 credits