Jun 03, 2020
Licensure Program: Elementary Education (1-6)
The Department of Education Studies offers a major in Elementary Education, which leads to initial licensure from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (Elementary, 1-6).
Complete Seven Courses in the Professional Strand
Complete Four Courses in the Practicum Strand
In order to register for EDU 435 - Practicum: Elementary Education and EDU 440 - Practicum: Reflective Seminar during senior year, the elementary education major must:
- hold a cumulative GPA of 3.00;
- pass all appropriate sections of the Massachusetts Tests of Educational Licensure (MTEL); and
- complete all Education coursework or obtain consent of the Education Department Chair.
EDU 435 and EDU 440 may be completed either fall or spring semester of senior year, in consultation with the student’s education advisor.
Complete Five Courses in the Liberal Arts/Sciences Strand
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Coverage Requirements
Elementary Education majors are required by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to complete coursework covering:
- American literature,
- world history (including European history, from ancient time to present),
- American history,
- 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, Early Childhood, Elementary Education, and Special Education majors must also complete a liberal arts/science major from the following list:
||Art & Visual Culture (with concentrations in either Studio Arts or Visual Studies)
|Earth and Planetary Sciences
|Gender and Sexuality Studies
||Interdisciplinary Studies (with Dept. review & approval)
||Political Science and International Relations