Education Majors/Concentrations

The Education Department offers several majors and concentrations:

Early Childhood:
Interdisciplinary Studies

Elementary Education:
English
Humanities
Interdisciplinary Studies

Secondary Education Concentration:
English
History

Non-Licensure:
Interdisciplinary Studies with Curriculum and Instructional Studies

Early Childhood Licensure
This program incorporates Massachusetts Department of Education requirements for initial licensure as a teacher of children in pre-kindergarten – grade 2 with and without special needs. Graduates receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (an arts and sciences major) with a concentration in Early Childhood Education.

Interdisciplinary Studies with Early Childhood Education Concentration
This major is designed for students in the Early Childhood Education Program and is intended to provide knowledge in various content disciplines.

Learn more and view the Curriculum for Early Childhood Education.

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Elementary Licensure
Students seeking elementary licensure choose to major in Interdisciplinary Studies, English, or Humanities (arts and sciences majors), with a concentration in either Elementary Education or in Math/Science/Elementary Education. The program incorporates Massachusetts Department of Education requirements for initial licensure as a teacher of children in grades 1-6.

Applied Mathematics with Elementary Education Concentration
This major is designed for students who plan to teach mathematics at the elementary school level (grades 1-6).
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English with Elementary Education Concentration
This major is designed specifically for Elementary Education students and is intended to offer its graduates a specialization in English language and literature.
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Humanities with Elementary Education Concentration

This major is designed specifically for elementary education students and is intended to offer its graduates knowledge in several different disciplines in the humanities.
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Interdisciplinary Studies with Elementary Education Concentration
This major is designed specifically for Elementary Education students and is intended to offer its graduates knowledge in several different disciplines. Students will explore various genres of literature, various topics in mathematics and science, and various periods in world and American history.
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Secondary Licensure
Students completing a secondary education concentration major in either History or English. These programs incorporate Massachusetts Department of Education requirements for initial licensure as a teacher of History or English in secondary grades (8-12).

Applied Mathematics with Secondary Education Concentration
This major provides a specialization in mathematics while preparing graduates to teach in secondary classrooms.
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English with Secondary Education Concentration

This major is designed specifically for Secondary Education students and is intended to offer its graduates a specialization in English language and literature.
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History with Secondary Education Concentration
This major is designed specifically for elementary education students and is intended to offer its graduates knowledge in several different disciplines in the humanities.
Learn more and view the curriculum.

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Non-Licensure:
Students seeking a career in an education-related field that does not require Massachusetts teacher licensure complete a major in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Curriculum & Instruction.

Learn more and view the Curriculum for Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Curriculum & Instruction.

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