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Educational Studies Concentration
The Educational Studies concentration prepares students for a variety of jobs, including work in day care centers, private schools, and other positions that do not require state licensure. Through required liberal arts courses students gain content knowledge in math, science, children’s literature and history. Education courses focus on curriculum theory and design, special needs, instructional technology, and key concepts and thinkers in the field. Non-licensure students complete a semester-long internship instead of student teaching. The Educational Studies concentration does not require the MTEL and the curriculum is more flexible then the licensure programs. Note: The Educational Studies concentration does not lead to public school licensure or certification.
Upon completion of the Education program, the graduate will be able to:
- Document and exhibit pre-service level competency on each of the Massachusetts Professional Standards for Teachers (PST).
- Demonstrate subject matter knowledge in the liberal arts--literature, history, science, math, psychology, geography & government--in keeping with the characteristics of a “highly qualified teacher.”
- Identify and understand the significant approaches, practices, and programs for developing reading skills and reading comprehension.
- Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in intellectual discourse within the discipline.
- Communicate effectively in written form following the academic conventions of the discipline.