Licensure Program: Elementary Education
The Department of Education Studies offers a major in Education Studies, with a concentration in Elementary Education, leading to initial licensure from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (Elementary, 1-6).
Required Education Courses: Elementary
- ED 102 Foundations of Education
- ED 202 Reading Theory & Instruction
- ED 209 Creating an Inclusive Learning Environment
- ED 220 Children’s Literature
- ED 301 Assessment & Analysis in Education (fulfills Gen. Ed. Statistical Reasoning)
- ED 306 Speech & Language Development
- ED 307 Classroom Management
Liberal Arts/Sciences Strand
- BI 294 Scientific Methods: The Natural World (or another course from approved list) (fulfills Gen. Ed. Natural Scientific Inquiry)
- EC 171 Economics & Everyday Life (fulfills Gen. Ed. Social Scientific Inquiry)
- HS 105 American History for Educators
- MA 143 Mathematical Reasoning for Education
- PC 201 Developmental Psychology I
Note: 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.
- ED 314 Curriculum/Methods
- ED 412 Practicum: Elementary Education
Liberal Arts/Science Major
In addition to education coursework, elementary education majors must complete a liberal arts/science major from the following list: American Studies, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Economics, English, Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, Foreign Language (combined, French, or Spanish), Gender Studies, History, International Studies, Mathematics, Multidisciplinary Studies, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, and Sociology.