Degree Requirements Department of Education, 2011/2012

Elementary & Early Childhood Teacher Certification (Integrated Learning)

Waldorf Programs and Concentrations

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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 & II
  • Math Methods
  • Integrated Learning: Theory into Practice
  • Social Studies Curriculum (2 credits)
  • Early Childhood Curriculum and Methods (EC Certification only)
  • Integrated Arts
15-17 credits
Educational & Social Policy

  • Teaching Exceptional Children
  • 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.
6-8 credits

Total Credits

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

  • Teaching Exceptional Children
  • 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

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—44 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 44 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
  • 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)
22 credits
Educational & Social Policy

  • Teaching exceptional children
  • School Law
  • Waldorf Administration
4 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.
7 credits

Total Credits

44 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

14 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

  • Waldorf Administration
  • Waldorf Masters Project Research Preparation
  • Adolescent

3 credits

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. At least one of these credits must be in the Curriculum & Instruction Competency area.

Master’s Project

5 credits

Internships

7 credits

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

Total Credits

40 credits

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Certificate in Waldorf Elementary 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

  • Adolescent
  • Waldorf Administration

Electives

1 credit

  • Student selected courses

Teaching Internship

3 credits

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

Total Credits

28 credits

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Certificate in Waldorf Education

Summer Sequence Regular 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
  • Adolescent
3 credits
Teaching Internship

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

Total Credits

28 credits

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Master of Education in Foundations of Education

Waldorf Concentration, Summer Sequence Regular Program, Elementary 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
  • Action Research
  • Adolescent
5 credits
Teaching Internship

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

Total Credits

32 credits


Master of Education in Foundations of Education

Waldorf Concentration, Summer Sequence Advanced, Elementary —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
  • Adolescent
  • Research/Master’s Symposium
  • Select from courses with an EDP prefix
8 credits
Practicum 4 credits
Master’s Project 4 credits

Total Credits

32 credits

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Masters of Education in Foundations of Education with Teacher Leadership Concentration

MEd – 33 Credits

Theoretical & Philosophical Foundations of Education

  • Facilitative Teacher Leadership (3)
  • Philosophy of Education and Change (3)
  • Developing Mind (3)
9 credits
Educational Research

  • Using feedback and data to improve authentic student learning (3)
  • Child Study Practicum (3)
  • Curriculum Practicum (3)
9 credits
Educational & Social Policy

  • School Change: Theory and Practice (3)
  • Connecting Schools, Families and Communities (3)
  • Equity and Change Practicum (3)
9 credits
Curriculum and Instruction

  • The Cycle of Inquiry: ways to improve teacher practice and student learning (3)
  • Professional Learning Communities (3)
6 credits

Total Credits

33 credits

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Masters of Education in Foundations of Education with Problem-Based Learning Concentration

MEd – 33 Credits

Theoretical and Philosophical Foundations of Education

  • Teacher Facilitation in a PBL Classroom (3)
  • Philosophy of Education and Change (3)
  • Developing Mind (3)
9 credits
Educational Research

  • Assessment in a PBL Classroom – A Focus on Learning (3)
  • Child Study Practicum (3)
  • Curriculum Practicum (3)
9 credits
Educational & Social Policy

  • Critical Skills for Critical Times (3)
  • Equity and Change Practicum (3)
6 credits
Curriculum and Instruction

  • Instructional Design — Crafting Problem–Based Challenges (3)
  • Critical Skills Level I Institute (3)
  • Building Strong Classroom Learning Communities (3)
9 credits

Total Credits

33 credits

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Masters of Education in Foundations of Education with Educational Technology Concentration

MEd – 33 Credits

Theoretical and Philosophical Foundations of Education

  • Is there an ap for that? Introduction to Next Generation Learning (3)
  • Philosophy of Education and Change (3)
  • Developing Mind (3)
9 credits
Educational Research

  • Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century Classroom (3)
  • Child Study Practicum (3)
  • Curriculum Practicum (3)
9 credits
Educational & Social Policy

  • A Community is More Than a Place (3)
  • Equity and Change Practicum (3)
6 credits
Curriculum and Instruction

  • Powerful Learning Designs for the 21st Century Learner (3)
  • The Dangerous Door: Social Media (3)
6 credits
Elective

  • One additional elective in any competency category for the degree
3 credits

Total Credits

33 credits

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Masters of Education in Foundations of Education with Applied Behavioral Analysis Concentration

MEd – 33 Credits

Students who are admitted to the Applied Behavioral Analysis program in the Applied Psychology Department who wish to add a Masters of Education in Foundations of Education with a Concentration in Applied Behavioral Analysis can do so by completing the Application process to transfer into the M.Ed program with a concentration in Applied Behavioral Analysis. This includes filling out the front page of the application form from the admissions office and meeting with an Education Department Representative to review transcripts and practicum needs. Students will apply and interview with Education Department Faculty before being enrolled in the program.

ABA students who completed the 26 credit ABA program will be required to earn the following 7 credits:

ABA Certificate 26 credits
Theoretical and Philosophical Foundations of Education

  • Philosophy of Education and Change
3 credits
Education And Social Policy

  • Equity and Change Practicum (3)
3 credits
Elective

  • Elective (This can be an education department course or an ASD course) (1)
1 credits

Total Credits

33 credits

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ABA students who completed the 17 credit ABA program be required to earn the following 16 credits:

ABA Certificate 17 credits
Theoretical and Philosophical Foundations of Education

  • Philosophy of Education and Change
  • Developing Mind (3)
6 credits
Education And Social Policy

  • Equity and Change Practicum (3)
3 credits
Educational Research

  • Child Study Practicum (3)
3 credits
Elective

  • Elective (This can be an education department course or an ASD course) (4)
4 credits

Total Credits

33 credits

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Masters of Education in Foundations of Education added to a certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders

MEd – 33 Credits

Students who are admitted to Autism Spectrum Disorders program in the Applied Psychology Department who wish to add a Masters of Education in Foundations of Education with a concentration in Autism Spectrum Disorders can do so by completing the Application process to transfer into the M.Ed program. Students will apply and interview with Education Department Faculty before being enrolled in the program.

Total Credits completed for the Autism Spectrum Disorders Certificate
Additional 21 credits to complete M.Ed. 12 credits
Theoretical and Philosophical Foundations of Education

  • Philosophy of Education and Change (3)
  • Developing Mind (3)
6 credits
Educational Research

  • Curriculum Practicum (3)
  • Child Study Practicum (3)
6 credits
Education and Social Policy 3 credits
  • Equity and Change Practicum (3)
Elective – in any degree requirement category 3 credits
Curriculum and Instruction

  • Must take at least one elective with an EDC designation (3)
3 credits

Total Credits

33 credits

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Master of Education in Foundations of Education with Educating for Sustainability Concentration

MEd—33 credits

Theoretical and Philosophical Foundations of Education

  • Principles of Sustainability
  • History & Practice of EFS
  • Childhood & Nature
9 credits
Educational Research

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

  • Curriculum Design for EFS
  • Connecting Communities
6 credits
Research

  • Child Study Practicum
  • Curriculum Practicum
6 credits

Total Credits

33 credits

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Master of Education in Foundations of Education with Educational Leadership & Administration (Principal Certification Track)

MEd—33 credits

The Foundations of Education Experienced Educator Program offers principal certification in conjunction with the Post-Master’s Certificate is Educational Leadership & Administration program.

To earn the MEd degree with certification as a School principal students must enter the program having completed three years of teaching experience in a K – 12 school

Theoretical & Philosophical Foundations of Education

  • Elective in the EDT competency
3 credits
Curriculum & Instruction

  • Professional Learning Communities
  • The Learner Centered School
4 credits
Educational & Social Policy

  • Equity Challenge for Leaders
  • School Law and Ethics
  • Equity and Change Practicum
7 credits
Educational Research

  • Curriculum Design Practicum
  • Leading with Data – A School profile
5 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
Elective

  • One additional Elective in any competency category for the degree
3 credits

Total Credits for MEd

A minimum of 33 credits required if any required courses waived.

33 credits

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Certificate in Educational Leadership & Administration (Post Masters,Principal Certification Track) 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 Ethic
4 credits
Educational Research

  • Leading with Data – A School profile
2 credits
Leadership

  • Leading Transformations
  • Conflict Resolution for Leaders (1)
  • School Finances
  • 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

21 credits