Framingham State’s International Masters of Education for Teachers Abroad

FSU International Programs Abroad

Framingham state, located in Massachusetts, USA offers several Masters of Education programs for teachers working and living abroad.  Professors travel to each site location and the schedules are customized to best suit the majority of cohort members.  Some programs offer online courses, as well.

Most programs cost approximately 6,500USD, or 700USD per course.

The programs, though are not attached to any licensure.

Licensure

If you seek state licensure, many additionally become certified online, within months, through Teach-Now or Teacher Ready.  These programs are completely unaffiliated with FSU programs.

Current Program Sites

Each of these sites have one or more programs currently in progress.  Not all Med programs are offered at each site.

If you do not see a program which suits your location or schedule, it is possible, after contacting the assistant director, that you may become a site coordinator to start your own program cohort.  To initiate a program, you’ll need to recruit approximately 20 committed teachers who share a similar schedule as you, and can arrange a site for classes.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 2.7 GPA (4.0 scale)
  • Language Proficiency Requirements
    • TOEFL: > 550 (paper based)
    • TOEFL: >79 (online based)
    • IELTS: >6
    • **It is possible for TOEFL to be waived for students whose native or academic language(K-12) is English or students who have successfully completed at least two full academic years in a college/university in the United States of America, United Kingdom, Australian, New Zealand or Canada.
  • Documents:
    • Admissions Form
    • Resume/CV
    • Two Letters of Recommendation
    • 500 word Teaching Philosophy
    • Official University Transcripts
    • **Transcripts from outside the U.S. must be translated into English and evaluated course-by-course through an agency.
    • 100 USD processing fee
  • Mail all documents in one package to:
    • C. Louis Cedrone International Education Center
      100 State Street, P.O. Box 9101 cedronecenter@framingham.edu
      Framingham, MA 01701-9101

Contact

For more information, contact Joyce Fahey, the assistant director of international education at +1-508-626-4964, or at j.fahey@framingham.edu.  

Joyce’s administrative assistant and admissions coordinator, Melissa Cadman, has been extremely reliable, prompt and supportive.  You can reach her at +1-508-626-4035, or at mcadman1@framingham.edu.

My Experience

Currently, I am enrolled in a Master of Education program with a concentration in International Teaching, in Seoul, South Korea.  There are 20 other energetic, supportive ans passionate teachers in this cohort.  The majority of us work K-12, so our classes are held from 5:30pm-9:30pm M-F for two weeks.  Those two weeks can be pretty intense since we are working full time, then go on to study for four hours in the evening, but we’ve all been pretty supportive of each other.  I know that not all cohorts operate on the same schedule as we do, and that ours is particularly a bit more intensive.  We began the program in November 2015 and we expect to be finished no later than February 2017.

Framingham requires that each student completes their degree within six years, but is flexible with when and where.  For example, if I were not able to stay in Korea until February 2017, for some reason, and did not complete the Med program, I could complete it either by taking online courses with FSU or I could join another cohort abroad for my remaining courses.

Courses completed so far:

  • EDU921: Supervision, Staff Development & Collaborative Leadership with Mike Andolina
  • SPED924: Special Education in the Regular Classroom with Patrick Keptner
  • EDU925: Curriculum Theory & Practice with Annette Burgess
  • EDU999: Research & Evaluation with David Flynn
  • EDU932: Creative Teaching Techniques and Utilization of Multimedia with Steve Katz

After I complete this program, I will most likely try to find a job teaching at an international school elsewhere, or will become certified with Teacher Ready.

Source

All of the information above has come from the official Framingham State website.

Comments

  • If you find any of this information to be incorrect or outdated, please feel free to contact me.
  • If you found this blog to be helpful and would like to ask me any further information about my experience with the program, please feel free to comment or contact me.

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