Prepare to make a difference in the lives of young children!
The Early Childhood Education Major will prepare you for the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Initial License as a teacher of children in public school classrooms, PK through grade 2. The program of study is based on a broad liberal arts foundation and an integrated professional teacher preparation program. A course waiver process is available for transfer students where appropriate. Fieldwork accompanies most education courses and is a necessary component of the program. Student pre-practicum experiences include a wide variety of field settings. Students attend different and varied schools in urban, rural, and suburban settings. They also vary their placements and grade levels in different school buildings within districts to ensure a well-rounded experience.
Preparation for the Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure (MTEL) is embedded in the program at various stages and must be passed to obtain the initial license.
WHAT YOU WILL DO:
- Learn about the developmental process of young children
- Understand the principles of education
- Develop curriculum
- Present lessons in various subject areas to students
- Engage in fieldwork
- Prepare for certification as a lead teacher through the Department of Education