Humanities with Elementary Education Concentration

Lasell College's Connected Learning approach is incorporated through curriculum based on current practice and research, diverse field-based experiences, and supportive faculty-student relationships. Students in licensure programs take many courses which embed service-learning, beginning with ED 110, Teaching and Learning in American Schools, and culminating in the practicum/student teaching experience in the senior year. Each program culminates in a capstone experience that features practice-based research with problems arising from and explored in classroom teaching.

Students in any of the education programs must meet department standards for progress in their major. To enter and continue in any education program, students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.75 and earn at least a B- in each ED course required for the major or concentration. . In addition to the GPA and grade requirements, students must fulfill the prerequisite of passing both Communication & Literacy subtests of the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) prior to enrollment in any junior-level courses required for an education program. Prior to enrollment in all senior-level ED courses, licensure students must meet the GPA and minimum grade requirements and pass all required MTEL tests. (Some individual courses have additional pre-requisites.)

This major provides effective instructional strategies and content knowledge in all areas of elementary curriculum as well as coursework in a range of humanities disciplines.

The Humanities major with an Elementary Education Concentration incorporates Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education requirements for initial licensure as a teacher of elementary grades (1-6) teacher or teacher of elementary mathematics (grades 1-6). Graduates receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities with a concentration in Elementary Education.