Education Studies Experiences & Opportunities

Research Opportunities

Students who have completed their first year at Stonehill have opportunities to perform significant, publishable, full-time research under the guidance of and in collaboration with an experienced faculty researcher.

Noyce Undergraduate Research Experience

NURE is an eight week summer research opportunity for students who have completed their first, second, or third years at Stonehill College. Selected NURE Scholars work full-time alongside Noyce Project Team members on substantial research projects related to mathematics and/or mathematics education.

Recent Projects

  • Abigail Soraci ’16, Megan Yarmalovicz ’17 and Jason Dimmick ’18: "Analyzing Volatility in Standard Test Scores."
  • Ashley DeBlois ’16 and Rachel Vieira ’17: "Developing Mathematical Connections: Laboratory, Field, Classroom & Home."
  • Jeanette Hogan ’15 and Colleen McLaughlin ’16: “Analyzing Volatility in Standardized Test Scores.”
  • Shannon O’Neill ’14, Allison Starring ’15 and Kaitlyn Sych ’14: “Informal Science Education: Mathematical Connections.”

Stonehill Undergraduate Research Experience

S.U.R.E. is an opportunity for students who have completed their first year at Stonehill to perform full-time, high-quality research over the summer under the guidance of an expert faculty researcher. The experience includes weekly lunches, postgraduate career seminars, program-wide outings and a student poster session in the fall.

Recent Projects

  • Briana Burke '13 with Eunmi Yang, assistant professor of Education: “Investigating impacts of community based learning on preservice teachers’ perceptions of teaching STEM subjects and working with diverse group of students.” (Summer 2012)

Practicum & Pre-Practicum

All teacher licensure candidates complete multiple practicum and pre-practicum embedded within coursework.

Through early exposure to best practices, Stonehill’s licensure candidates become better aware of the intricacies associated with teaching, especially in under-resourced high-needs schools and districts. Required pre-practicum not only span the ages/grades covered by the candidates license, but also occur in a variety of settings - urban, suburban, public, private.

These placements occur in both general education as well as special education settings. Experiences are designed to support students in seeing the connections between theory and practice, and prepare licensure candidates to work with students from diverse backgrounds as well as in high-need areas. Students work with their program advisor to determine appropriate pre-practicum and practicum experiences and to ensure all requirements are met prior to placement.

Field Experiences

  • Hancock School/Stonehill College Partnership
  • House of Possibilities
  • The NUMB3RS Project
  • Randolph High School Tutoring
  • Robotics After School Program
  • School on Wheels
  • Stoughton Elementary Schools MCAS Internship
  • Stoughton Homework Center
  • Trinity Baptist Homework Club
  • Within Reach Tutoring Program

New Dimensions 

New Dimensions brings high school sophomores and juniors from local Catholic Schools to Stonehill to get a first-hand look at life at a Catholic college.

Catholic Educators Collaborative

The Catholic Educators Collaborative at Stonehill College (CECSC) is a school-college partnership sponsored by Stonehill College and the Catholic High Schools in Massachusetts.

Internship Opportunities

Education Studies internships are faculty-facilitated experiences for credit in education-related sites that have an additional academic component.

Recent examples

The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program

Stonehill College has a unique opportunity for all our future teachers – especially those committed to working in high-needs schools. The College has received a $1.19 million National Science Foundation grant through the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program.

Career Development Resources for Students

The Stonehill Career Development Center offers extensive assistance to students seeking employment, pursuing advanced studies or participating in postgraduate service opportunities. By working with our mentors, students are empowered to build lifelong career management skills.

Education Studies-specific career resources

  • Education Mock Interview Week – Alumni in administrative positions in school districts prepare students for job interviews.
  • Externships and internships in New York; Washington, D.C.; and Los Angeles (weeklong and semesterlong programs) give students critical field experiences.
  • Career Services staff members regularly work with Education Department faculty to present programs on preparing for teaching jobs from resume and cover letters to interviewing.

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