Plan of Study

Students in the MEd Track in Learning, Teaching, and Educational Transformation (non-licensure) will complete a program composed of thirty-three credits of course work (four core courses, 12 cr.; seven courses in an area of focus, 21 cr.) and a final capstone (two options). Courses can be taken online, face-to-face, or a combination.

Core Courses

The choice of core courses must be recommended by the student’s advisor and approved by the Program Director.

  • One in curriculum organization and innovation (e.g., EDCG 630, 642, 660; CRCRTH 601, 602, 630, 640, 645, 652; BWPEDU 510)
  • One in research and writing for reflective practice (e.g., EDCG 621, 689, 690; CRCRTH 692, 693; BWPEDU 501, 530)
  • One in mediation, dialogue, and collaboration (e.g., CONRES 624; CRCRTH 616, 618)
  • One in urban and social justice education (e.g., EDCG 606, 672; CRCRTH 627; APLING665)

Two upper-level undergraduate courses from UMass Boston may be approved by the Program Director to be counted toward this requirement.

Students may transfer credits from a UMass Boston Certificate program into the non-licensure MEd track (subject to the usual condition for transfer credits that the grade must be B or higher). This option is especially relevant for students from the following Certificate programs:

  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Critical & Creative Thinking
  • Science in a Changing World
  • Teaching Writing in the Schools
  • Technology, Learning and Leadership (formerly, Instructional Technology for Educators).


There are two options for the final capstone:

  • Comprehensive examination
  • Written paper with oral presentation

Additional Information

Additional information about the program and upcoming courses is available on the Department of Curriculum and Instruction wiki.