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2023-2024 Hill Book (Class of 2027) 
2023-2024 Hill Book (Class of 2027)

Early Childhood Education, B.A.

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Department Chairperson:

Margaret Pierce
Office: College Center 110C
Phone: 508-565-1901

Licensure Program: Early Childhood Education (PK-2)

The Department of Education Studies offers a major in Early Childhood Education, which leads to initial licensure from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (Early Childhood: Teacher of Students with and without Disabilities, PK-2).

Practicum Pre-requisites

In order to register for EDU 430 - Practicum: Early Childhood Education  and EDU 440 - Practicum: Reflective Seminar , the Early Childhood major must:

  • hold a 3.00 GPA;
  • pass all appropriate sections of the Massachusetts Tests of Educational Licensure (MTEL); and
  • complete all Education coursework or obtain consent of the Department Chair.

EDU 430  and EDU 440  may be completed either fall or spring semester of senior year, in consultation with student’s education advisor.

Complete One Course in the Liberal Arts/Sciences Strand

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:

American Studies Anthropology Art & Visual Culture (with concentrations in either Studio Arts or Visual Studies)
Astronomy Biochemistry Biology
Catholic Studies Chemistry Dual Languages
Earth and Planetary Sciences Economics English
Environmental Science Environmental Studies French
Gender and Sexuality Studies History Interdisciplinary Studies (with Dept. review & approval)
Mathematics Neuroscience Performing Arts
Philosophy Political Science and International Relations Physics
Psychology Religious Studies Spanish
Sociology Theology  



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