The Collaborative Teacher Education Pathway (CTEP) is a 10-month program that offers a Master of Education degree (M.Ed.) leading to Initial Massachusetts Licensure in Elementary Education.
CTEP seeks dynamic students interested in an intensive, full-time program of study that is rooted in constructivist theory with emphasis on active investigation, collaboration, problem solving, dialogue and reflection. CTEP focuses on pedagogy that develops a community of learners, builds on students’ prior knowledge, assesses students’ understanding, plans inquiry-based curriculum, and designs differentiated instruction.
CTEP believes that the education of a diverse student population is fundamental. To support this important goal, CTEP students engage in substantial field work in both urban and suburban settings and actively explore issues of educational equity and social justice in academic coursework.
CTEP serves three important groups:
EDUC 592L Social Studies Methods (3)
EDUC 615AK Inclusive Classroom: Application (3)
HUM DEV 570 Applied Child Development (3)
EDUC 615N Children and their Literacies (3)
EDUC 691R Prom. Practices in School Mathematics (3)
EDUC 662 Integrated Methods Seminar (3)
EDUC 598E Pre-Practicum (3 days/week) (6)
EDUC 503 Sheltered English Immersion (3)
EDUC 561 Science Education in Elementary School (3)
EDUC 695J Advanced Integrated Methods Seminar (3)
EDUC 500Y Student Teaching (6)
The prerequisites for candidates interested in applying to CTEP are as follows:
While the Minor in Education is not required for application to CTEP, UMass undergraduates interested in applying to CTEP are strongly encouraged to complete the minor. For more information on how the Minor in Education can help you prepare for CTEP, please see the Elementary Education and Minor in Education guidelines.
Interested individuals must apply to CTEP by January 2 for fall admission. There is no spring admission to this program. To apply, complete the online application at the graduate school website.
For questions about Elementary Education, or if you would like to make an advising appointment, please contact the Educator Information Office at (413) 545-2002 or firstname.lastname@example.org.