Education Studies Major

Requirements: Take a minimum of 18 Credits in Foundations of Education. You must take at least one course from each category; 2 or more courses can be taken from any category except Introduction. Take 18 credits in advanced Education electives at the 300, 400, or 500 level. If you use a course to meet Foundations of Education, you cannot also use it as an upper-level elective. A 3-credit Capstone or Internship Experience is also required.

Please Note: This major will not lead to any license from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Foundations of Education(18 credits)
Take one course from the following:
Introduction to the Teaching Profession Middle/Secondary School
Introduction to the Teaching Profession
Teaching and Learning in Elementary School
Early Childhood Education Today
Learning and Development3
Take one course from the following:
Development and Learning of Typical and Atypical Children Birth to Age 8
The Adolescent in Schools & Society
Educational Psychology
Understanding and Supporting Children And Youth With Disabilities
Curriculum and Instruction3
Take one course from the following:
Integrating Science, Social Studies and the Fine Arts in Early Childhood Curriculum
Principles of Curriculum, Instruction, And Assessment in Middle and High School
Introduction to the Foundations of Reading
Curr/Instr in Elementary Ed
Cultural and Historical Foundations in Education3
Take one from the following:
The Educational Experience Through Memoirs
History and Philosophy of Ed
Diversity & Multicultural Ed
International and Comparative Education
Best Practices for English Language Learners
Children's Literature: Multicultural Literature for PK-9
Foundations of Education Electives6
Take two additional courses from any of the above categories except Introduction.
Upper Level Education Courses(18 credits)
Take 18 credits of Education courses at the 300 level or above. Cannot include courses taken for Foundations of Education or the Capstone/Internship Experience.18
Capstone or Internship Experience(3 credits)
ED-440Education Studies Internship3
or ED-460 Education Studies Capstone