As some of you may know, Framingham sends their professors here during public school vacation for an intense course workload. I have been chatting with a few of the coordinators and the run down is simple. Cost: 6,000$ Courses: 10 (40 per course) and it is usually during winter and summer vacation as well as another 5 day break.
You can get a teaching license when you finish the program but that requires you to do a 300 hour practicum in Mass after you complete the program.
I'm interested and about to start sending documents. I'm just wondering if anyone else is considering doing the same.
How does the 300 hour bit work?
There is a bit more you have to do besides the 300 hours. I contacted Framingham for clarification about the "International Education Program Master of Education concentration in Teaching English as a Second Language" program
and the "Master of Education concentration in The Teaching
of English as a Second Language" program.
This is the information I received from Joyce M. Fahey the Associate Director at Framingham State University C. Louis Cedrone International Education Center on December 14th.
"There are a few differences in these programs. The program offered at the main campus in Framingham, MA, comes with licensure while the program abroad does not. The same ten courses are offered in each program.
The Graduate Record Exam is required for the on-campus licensure program. It is not for the program abroad.
The culminating experience in the on-campus program is a written comprehensive examination, and for the abroad program the portfolio is the culminating experience.
The licensing component is optional for the on-campus program. You would be required to take a 300 hour practicum in the State of Massachusetts. You would also have to take and pass the State Examinations leading to licensure which include the MTEL and Subject Examination.
We have had students complete all ten program courses in Korea, and then transfer into the on campus program in order to be licensed. You would then have to take the GRE, pass the written comprehensive examination, and then complete the requirements for the licensure option listed above."