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

Elementary Education, B.A.

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Department Chairperson:

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

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).

Practicum Pre-requisites

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:

  • 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, 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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