The Elementary Education program in Liberal Arts meets the Massachusetts Transfer Compact and lays the groundwork for students to become well-rounded, competent educators. The curriculum offers a strong foundation in liberal arts courses including: Foundations of Education, Language and Literacy, Introductory Psychology and Children’s Literature, while adhering to the Massachusetts Professional Standards for Teachers. Field Experience hours are embedded in program courses in preparation for pursuing a bachelor’s degree and to fulfill requirements for the elementary education license and MTEL exams.
Elementary Education Program Overview
Graduates of this program should be able to:
- Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of child development, educational theories, and curriculum planning;
- Articulate a personal rationale and philosophy of education based on personal values and beliefs;
- Acquire historical background on major events that have influenced education in the United States; and
- Demonstrate competency in general education courses with special emphasis on English, mathematics and psychology.