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Undergraduate Programs

About Our Undergraduate Majors

You won't just learn how to teach—you'll be trained to become a collaborative practitioner with administration and school district partners, and you'll develop an understanding of strategies to help students learn and thrive.

In addition to coursework, extensive field experiences are a hallmark of our programs, beginning with internships in both freshman and sophomore years. We will work with you individually to ensure that your placements allow you to explore your interests and help you meet your goals.

Students complete a literacy placement during their sophomore year and an English-language learners (ELL) placement junior year. Also, during junior year they complete a pre-practicum field experience and a teaching practicum in their senior year.

There is also an option to add the moderate disabilities license (PreK-8) by taking additional courses and meeting the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) requirements. All educational studies majors pursue a semester-long internship in the senior year.

Early Childhood Teacher Licensure Concentration BA

Prepares students to work with children and support their development. This program meets regulations for licensure in Massachusetts for early childhood education (grades pre K-2).

Educational Studies Concentration BA

Prepares students for careers in places like day care centers, private schools, museums, and positions that do not require state licensure.

Elementary Teacher Licensure Concentration BA

Prepares students to become elementary school teachers that make a difference. This program meets regulations for licensure in Massachusetts for elementary education (grades 1-6).

Secondary Teacher Licensure Concentration BA

Prepares students to become middle or high school teachers. This program meets regulations for licensure in Massachusetts, with options for biology, earth and space science, English, history, or math.

Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL)

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education mandates that teacher candidates pass the required MTEL in order to obtain a teaching license. Endicott incorporates the relevant MTEL tests into its licensure programs.

MTEL Requirements (licensure students only): Students must pass the Communication and Literacy MTEL, plus one additional MTEL, prior to enrolling in junior year pre-practicum and methods courses.

All MTELs must be passed prior to registering for senior year practicum. (Don’t worry, Endicott has free-of-charge, intensive test preparation workshops built into the curriculum.)

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Fifth Year Master’s Programs

Endicott offers Fifth Year programs that can be completed in one year, including applied behavior analysis (ABA), early childhood education, elementary education, reading and literacy, secondary education, special education: moderate disabilities, and special education: severe disabilities. School of Education graduates will be granted accelerated acceptance to Fifth Year programs.

Teaching Fellows Program

Interested in a tuition-free master's degree and a year of experience on your resume? Become an Endicott Fellow. An intensive, one-year residency at a local school allows students to complete a master's degree in one year. This competitive program offers a year of experience and a degree funded by the partnering district.

School of Education Undergraduate Statistics

96% earned proficient or exemplary on the Mass. Educator Evaluation
95% are employed in a Mass. public school
70% studied abroad
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B.A. in Liberal Studies with Elementary Teacher Licensure

Education Major with Global Perspective

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Morgan St. Pierre '19
B.A. in Liberal Studies with Elementary Teacher Licensure
"(Endicott is) the most incredible place with the best people."
One of the pillars of an Endicott College education is the experiential learning, which is something Morgan St. Pierre hopes to pass on to her own future students.
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Holten Richmond Middle School

Finding one passion through following another

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Cory Gaskell '19
History, Secondary Education
"The people here represent the beauty of the campus because it’s all around a great place. "
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Hannah Mathes ‘18
Van Loan School at Endicott College

Launching a career in education

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Hannah Mathes '18
Education
"One piece of advice that I have for incoming students is to get out of your comfort zone and try something new because now is the time and Endicott is definitely the place!"
Education major Hannah Mathes had such a positive experience at Endicott during her undergraduate studies, that she decided to pursue her master's degree at the Van Loan School at Endicott College.
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