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Education, B.A., Elementary Education Concentration

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Department Chairperson:

Kathleen McNamara
Office: Education Building 204
Phone: 508-565-1553

Licensure Program: Elementary Education (1-6)

The Department of Education Studies offers a major in Education Studies, with a concentration in Elementary Education, which leads to initial licensure from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (Elementary, 1-6).


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


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 Studies, Foreign Languages (combined, French, or Spanish), Gender & Sexuality Studies, History, Interdisciplinary Studies, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Political Science & International Relations, Psychology, Religious Studies, Studio Arts, Sociology, and Visual & Performing Arts (Generalist).

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