Education Department earns endorsement for undergraduate programs
The College is recognized for its commitment to the importance of experiential learning to prepare for future careers in education.
Colleges of Distinction, a trusted resource for more than 5 million students, parents and guidance counselors, recently honored Stonehill for consistently delivering leading-edge undergraduate education programs as education transforms alongside constant changes in technology, public policy and the employment marketplace.
This recognition comes in addition to College of Distinction honors bestowed on Stonehill for its overall exceptional standing as a private college, as well as for its business school and career development offerings.
To earn the recognition, Stonehill demonstrated the following markers of quality:
Stonehill’s Department of Education Studies has consistently found success in preparing students for careers as teachers through its undergraduate and graduate programs of study.
The Education Studies Department offers four majors that lead to initial teacher licensure from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Secondary Education and Special Education.
The department offers five undergraduate programs (early childhood, elementary, secondary and special education, as well as a nonlicensure education studies degree) along with graduate programs in inclusive education, autism, and diversity, equity and inclusivity.
As early as the first year, students in the department are offered opportunities to engage in real-world teaching experiences, including placements in urban, rural, public and private schools, both large and small.
The Education Studies Department supports students with high-quality academic advising, major-specific advising, and career advising specific to education majors.
Students in the department have numerous opportunities to build professional connections in their field through practicum and prepracticum placements, internships, and networking activities.
“Stonehill graduates future educators who are not only knowledgeable but also efficient mentors who provide empathetic support and practice novel teaching methods,” noted Tyson Schritter, chief operating officer for Colleges of Distinction.