Secondary Education, B.A.

Stonehill’s Secondary Education major provides students with the knowledge base needed to run a middle and/or high school classroom, whether their interests lie in conjugating verbs in French or dissecting frogs in a lab.

It is intended that successful completion of this program will lead to initial licensure from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to teach students in one or more of the following subject areas:

  • Biology (Grades 8 – 12)
  • Chemistry (Grades 8 – 12)
  • English (Grades 8 – 12)
  • French (Grades 5 – 12)
  • History (Grades 8 – 12)
  • Mathematics (Grades 8 – 12)
  • Spanish (Grades 5 – 12)

Double Major Provides Distinct Advantage to You and Your Future Students

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts requires that all candidates for licensure declare a general liberal arts major in addition to completing an education studies program; however, students in the Secondary Education program at Stonehill are required to take a complete course of study in a liberal arts/science major complementary to the subject in which they hope to become licensed.

Stonehill’s requirement provides important advantages to all future secondary education teachers. Completion of a second major deeply enriches their studies, allowing them to provide focused and knowledgeable instruction on particular subject areas in their own classrooms someday.

Challenging Students, Creating Compassionate Educators

Degree candidates’ educational experiences are further enhanced by student teaching placements and practicum experiences, which take place in a number of settings, from urban to suburban, public to private.

These placements help fulfill Stonehill’s promise to educate the whole person. Through exposure to settings outside their comfort zone, students’ worldview is broadened, molding them into compassionate educators with an understanding of wide-ranging social issues affecting classrooms today.

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.