Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts

Elementary Education Curriculum

Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Senior Year

This is a Massachusetts Department of Education Approved Licensure Program – Initial License (Elementary Education 1-6).

Admission into the Education Licensure Programs: Elementary (1-6)

Students who elect a concentration in Elementary Education* are provided preparation for certification to teach grades 1 – 6 in inclusionary classrooms. All education courses are designed to meet the criteria of best current practices drawn from National Standards and Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Standards.**

Enrollment in prepracticum courses (EDUC3305, EDUC3300, EDUC3101, and EDUC3102) requires students to have achieved a passing grade in the Communication and Literacy Skills MTEL.

* For admission into the upper division courses in Elementary Education (junior and senior year), students must have achieved a passing score on the Communications and Literacy Section of the Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure (MTEL).

Passing scores are required on the Massachusetts Tests of Educator Licensure (MTEL): Communication and Literacy, Foundations of Reading, and General Curriculum subtests Subject Matter and Mathematics to enroll in EDUC4001/EDUC4002 and EDUC4201/EDUC4202.

Students who do not meet this requirement at the end of their senior fall semester will be required to choose another major (or meet the requirements before registering for practicum).  If the recommended course sequence has been followed, the BA in Liberal Arts can be earned by completing the following courses:  HUMN1001 Introduction to Humanities, HUMN2200 Cultural Anthropology, GOVT3001 Political Theory, PHIL3001 Ethics, HIST3100 American Constitutional History and LIBA4100 Senior Seminar.

It is recommended that students complete all of the MTEL requirements by the end of the junior year in order to complete the BA in Liberal Arts with one additional year of study.

** Teacher Licensure Requirements: The Massachusetts Department of Education requires all licensure candidates to take and pass three Massachusetts Tests of Educator Licensure (MTEL): in Communication and Literacy, Foundations of Reading, and Subject Matter in Elementary Education.

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