Degree Requirements Department of Education, 2010/2011

Elementary & Early Childhood Teacher Certification: Integrated Learning Programs and Concentrations

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 Programs and Concentrations

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 Focus (Year-Round Program)
Certificate in Waldorf Elementary/Early Childhood Education
(Year Round Program)
MEd in Foundations of Education, Waldorf Concentration, Summer Sequence Advanced, Elementary or Early Childhood Focus
MEd in Foundations of Education
(Waldorf Concentration, Summer Sequence Program, Elementary or Early Childhood Focus)
Certificate in Waldorf Education
Summer Sequence Program, Elementary or Early Childhood 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 or Elementary School Science I and II
  • Math Methods
  • Integrated Learning: Theory into Practice
  • Social Studies Curriculum (2 credits)
  • Early Childhood Curriculum and Methods (EC Certification only)
  • Integrated Arts
14-16 credits
Educational & Social Policy

  • Children with Special Needs
  • School Law
3 credits
Electives 7-9 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.
6-8 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 or Elementary School Science I and II
  • Place-based Education
  • Ecology of Imagination in Childhood
5 credits
Educational & 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.
4-6 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.

6-8 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)
20 credits
Educational & Social Policy

  • Children with Special Needs
  • School Law
3 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.
6 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 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

15 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

3 credits

  • Select from courses with an EDP prefix

Electives

3 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

6 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

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

Educational and Social Policy

2 credits

  • The ADolescent
  • Waldorf Administration

Electives

1 credit

  • Student selected courses

Teaching Internship

3 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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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
  • Education for Social Renewal
  • Evolving Consciousness
  • Foundations of Human Experience
  • Anthroposophy – Projective Geometry
  • Select from courses with EDT prefix
10-11 credits
Curriculum & Instruction

  • Waldorf Curriculum Seminar
  • Waldorf Science Curriculum
  • Waldorf Math and Language Arts
  • Creative Arts (e.g., painting, music, drawing, eurythmy, speech)
11-12 credits
Education & Social Policy

  • Research for Social & Personal Change
  • The Adolescent
3 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

    Waldorf Concentration, Summer Sequence Program, Elementary or Early Childhood Focus—MEd-32 credits

    To earn the MEd degree in Foundations of Education, you must successfully complete a minimum of 32 credits distributed as follows:

    Theoretical & Philosophical Foundations of Education

    • Human Development
    • Evolving Consciousness
    • Anthroposophy – Projective Geometry
    • Foundations of Human Experience
    • Anthroposophy – Projective Geometry
    • Select Courses with EDT prefix
    7 credits
    Curriculum & Instruction

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

    • Research for Social & Personal Change
    • Select from courses with an EDP prefix
    5 credits
    Teaching Internship

    • One semester of supervised teaching in approved Waldorf Elementary School setting.
    4 credits
    Master’s Project

    4 credits

    Total Credits for Master of Education in Foundations of Education, Waldorf Concentration, Summer Sequence Program, Elementary or Early Childhood Focus

    32 credits


    Master of Education in Foundations of Education

    Waldorf Concentration, Summer Sequence Advanced, Elementary or Early Childhood Focus—MEd-32 credits

    This advanced 32-credit program is designed for Waldorf educators who have seven or more years of experience and need a deeper, more tailored approach to their advanced Waldorf education. To earn the MEd degree, students must successfully complete the following course and practicum requirements.

    Required Courses are Listed under Each Competency Area

    Theoretical & Philosophical Foundations of Education

    • Evolving Consciousness
    • Education for Social Renewal
    • Foundations of Human Experience
    • Select from courses with an EDT prefix
    9 credits
    Curriculum & Instruction

    • Creative Arts (e.g., painting, music, drawing, eurythmy, speech)
    • Elementary Curriculum
    7 credits
    Educational & Social Policy

    • Research for Social & Personal Change
    • Contemplative Inquiry
    • The Adolescent
    • Research/Master’s Symposium
    • Select from courses with an EDP prefix
    8 credits
    Practicum 4 credits
    Master’s Project

    4 credits

    Total Credits for Master of Education in Foundations of Education, Waldorf Concentration, Summer Sequence Advanced Program, Elementary or Early Childhood Focus

    32 credits


    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 course and practicum requirements. Students enrolled in off-campus clusters — please note that some required and elective courses are only offered at the AUNE campus in Keene, NH.

    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
    • School Change
    5 credits
    Educational Research

    • Action Research
    • Data Collection & Analysis I & II
    • Master’s Project
    7 credits
    Practicum 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 complete the following course and practicum requirements. Students enrolled in off-campus clusters — please note that some required and elective courses are only offered at the AUNE campus in Keene, NH.

    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
    • School Change
    5 credits
    Educational Research

    • Action Research
    • Data Collection & Analysis I & II
    • Master’s Project
    7 credits
    Practicum and Practicum Seminar 4 credits
    Critical Skills Level I Institute 2 credits
    Critical Skills Electives 4 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 the following course and practicum requirements. Students enrolled in off-campus clusters — please note that some required and elective courses are only offered at the AUNE campus in Keene, NH.

    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
    • School Change
    5 credits
    Educational Research

    • Action Research
    • Data Collection & Analysis I & II
    • Master’s Project
    7 credits
    Practicum 4 credits
    Autism Spectrum Disorders Courses

    • Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders
    • Sensory Issues of Individuals on the Autism Spectrum
    • Clinical and Educational Assessment of Individuals with ASD
    • Training in the Social Use of Language
    • Educational Interventions for ASD I
    • Educational Interventions for ASD II
    • Working with 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 Working with Serverely Impaired Invidivuals with 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—34 credits

    The Foundations of Education Experienced Educator 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 the following course and practicum requirements. Students may be enrolled in off-campus clusters — please note that some required and elective courses are only offered at the AUNE campus in Keene, NH.

    Required Courses are Listed under Each Competency Area

    Theoretical & Philosophical Foundations of Education

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

    • Building Learning Communities
    • The Learner Centered School
    4 credits
    Educational and Social Policy

    • Equity Challenge for Leaders
    • School Law and Ethics
    4 credits
    Educational Research

    • Data Collection & Analysis I & II
    • Action Research
    • Leading with Data – A School profile
    • Master’s Project
    9 credits
    Practicum

    • Critical Friends Group (CFG) Practicum I & II
    4 credits
      
    Leadership

    • Leading Transformations
    • Conflict Resolution for Leaders
    • School Finance
    • Community Partnerships
    • Human Resource Management
    • Leadership Seminar I
    • Leadership Seminar II
    7 credits

    Total credits for MEd in Foundations of Education
    with Principal Certification

    34 credits

    A minimum of 34 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
    • Childhood & Nature
    8 credits
    Educational and Social Policy

    • Integrating Environment, Economics & Equity (the 3 E’s)
    • Real World Sustainability
    • Sustainable Leadership
    8 credits
    Curriculum and Instruction

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

    • Data Collection & Analysis 1 & II
    • Action Research
    • Master’s Project
    7 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

    21 credits

    Curriculum and Instruction

    • Building Learning Communities
    • The Learner Centered School
    4 credits
    Educational and Social Policy

    • Equity Challenge for Leaders
    • School Law and Ethics
    4 credits
    Educational Research

    • Leading with Data – A School profile
    2 credits
    Leadership

    • Leading Transformations
    • Conflict Resolution for Leaders (1)
    • School Finance
    • Community Partnerships
    • Human Resource Management
    • Leadership Seminar I
    • Leadership Seminar II
    7 credits
    Practicum

    • Critical Friends Coaching (CFG) Practicum I & II
    4 credits
      

    Total credits for Certificate in Educational
    Leadership & Administration

    21 credits