Elementary Education majors are required by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to complete coursework covering: composition, American literature, world history (including European history, from ancient time to present), American history, geography, economics, U.S. government (including founding documents), child development, science laboratory work, and mathematics and science coursework appropriate for the elementary school teacher.
These requirements are completed as part of liberal arts/science strand coursework listed above or as part of General Education requirements. A waiver may be granted if student provides evidence that content has been obtained from other courses or experiences.
Complete a Second Major in Liberal Arts or Science
In addition to Education coursework, Elementary Education majors must complete a liberal arts/science major from the following list: American Studies, Art History, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Economics, English, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Foreign Languages (combined), French, Gender & Sexuality Studies, History, Interdisciplinary Studies, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Political Science & International Relations, Psychology, Religious Studies, Spanish, Studio Arts, Sociology, and Visual & Performing Arts (Generalist).