Stonehill’s Elementary Education program equips future instructors with the skills needed to provide their students with the educational building blocks that will carry them through their formative years.
It is intended that successful completion of this program will lead to initial licensure from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to teach students Grades 1 through 6.
Providing Holistic Instruction to Tomorrow’s Teachers
In addition to completing courses in the professional and practicum strands, Elementary Education students take various liberal arts and sciences courses in compliance with guidelines set by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Topics covered include composition, American literature, history, geography, U.S. government, child development, mathematics and science.
Under the guidance of our experienced professors, who have served in various roles at Boston College, Harvard University and Boston Children’s Hospital, students develop a comprehensive understanding of subject matter. This enables them to provide holistic instruction in their future classrooms. Whether sitting in a lecture or working in the field as student teachers, degree candidates learn to navigate the intricacies of today’s classrooms, from issues of inclusivity to using technology for learning enhancement.
Our Elementary Education graduates have gone on to teach at schools that include:
- Easton Public Schools (Easton, MA)
- Nantucket Elementary School (Nantucket, MA)
- Boston Renaissance Charter Public School (Hyde Park, MA)
- Freeman-Kennedy Elementary School (Norfolk, MA)
Bolstering Professional Experience, Making an Impact
Elementary Education students also have access to other opportunities that bolster their professional experience before they even graduate. The Stonehill Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) is an opportunity for students who have completed their first year at Stonehill to perform significant, publishable full time research under the guidance of and in collaboration with an experienced faculty researcher.
The experience helps to solidify and define students' career choices, both through graduate school decisions and in post-college employment. All SURE Scholars and faculty mentors receive a stipend for an 8- or 10-week full-time summer session.
Opportunity to Earn Your Special Education Master’s Degree in One Year
The 4+1 Special Education Master’s Degree Program will prepare students to deliver evidence-based instruction and intervention for individuals with disabilities in Pre-K to 8 settings. The program is best suited for education majors, especially students seeking an early childhood or elementary education license at the baccalaureate level.