“I chose Curry, not only for its special education program, but because of the small, friendly environment, the small class sizes, and it was close to home. As a commuter, I liked to get my studying done off campus, but I was still very involved with events on campus.”
Nina Bucchanieri '10
Major: Special Education
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Child, Youth & Community Education
The child, youth, and community education major prepares students for careers working for organizations that provide educational programs for children, youth and the community. Students receive a strong foundation in education-related coursework supplemented by a variety of field placement experiences to further refine and define their field of study.
This program includes 12 credits of required core courses and in addition students must fulfill the requirements of the concentration selected. These concentrations include:
- Early Care in Education (meets the core competencies as set forth by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care)
- School Age Care (meets the core competencies as set forth by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care)
- Community Education
- Students accepted to a child, youth and community education major must achieve a C or better in all required education courses.
- A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.50 must be achieved by the end of the second year of study and maintained thereafter in order to continue in the major.
- In addition to completing the pre-requisite and core requirements, students must choose a concentration to complete.
- In order to register for the Senior Capstone, ED 3850, students must have completed all required education courses (with no outstanding incompletes in the major). Students who do not meet this requirement must obtain the permission of the Department.
- Additional information is available at the Massachusetts Department of Education website.
CLAC I & CLAC II Requirements: Should be fulfilled according to Curry College's guidelines (please refer to the Course Catalog).
|PSY 1400||Child Development||3|
|ED 2161||Educational Psychology||3|
|ED 1150||Exploring the World of Education||3|
|ED 2410||Stategies for the Effective Educator||3|
|ED 2420||School, Family & Community||3|
|ED 2600||Children with Special Needs||3|
|ED 3850||Current Issues in Education||3|
|Early Care & Education Concentration||20|
|School Age Care and Education||14|
When Child, Youth and Community Education major Isabelle Abrams '13 was considering which college to attend, the helpful Admission staff at Curry College made it an easy choice. "The Curry Admissions team spent so much time with me during my interview - we talked for over an hour. After that, I knew I would not be a number here."
The Curry Early Childhood Center is an integral part of the Curry College Community. The Center provides a warm and nurturing educational experience for infants, toddlers, and preschool children, and also offers Curry College students an opportunity for authentic and integrative learning experiences.
Congratulations to members of the Curry education and health faculty for their on-going professional accomplishments!
View the Central Liberal Arts Curriculum (CLAC) requirements for Education majors.
The Education Club provides professional development opportunities to students showing interest in the field of education. The Education Club also seeks to involve children and families from neighboring areas in education-related activities.
Choose a master's program in elementary education-grades 1-6 or a program in special education-moderate disabilities, grades PreK-8 at Curry College, where you can explore how good teaching practice builds on the latest educational theory and research.