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Originally, I kind of wanted to go to a bigger school...but I didn't want to be 1 in 1000 kids in a classroom. I like speaking with others and getting to know people. It's that comfort factor that allowed me to build a strong rapport with the teachers here at Curry.


Greg Gough '11
Police Officer, Farmington, NH
Major: Criminal Justice




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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

Infant, Toddler and Preschool Education and Care

  • Meets Core Competencies for Early Care and Out-of-School Time educators as set forth by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care
  • Opportunities for additional field work in related areas such as early intervention, childcare administration, and community early childhood and family organizations

School Age Care

Out-of-School Time Education and Care

  • Meets Core Competencies for Early Care and Out-of-School Time educators as set forth by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care
  • Opportunities for additional field work in related areas such as school age and youth organizations and childcare administration

Community Education

Youth Development Opportunities

  • Prepares students for entry level positions in youth - serving organizations and provides an understanding of contemporary issues related to youth as well as community supports for this age group
  • Students minor in an area of interest to support career aspirations
  • Students complete core cores in the Education major as a theoretical and historical foundation in education

Community Education Opportunities

  • Prepares students for entry level positions in community organizations and educational settings, which support the health and well being of children and families (museum education, recreational programs, family support services, etc.)
  • Students minor in an area of interest to support career aspirations
  • Students complete core cores in the Education major as a theoretical and historical foundation in education

Important Information

  • 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).

Core Requirements

Prerequisites:
PSY 1400 Child Development 3
ED 2161 Educational Psychology 3
ED 1150 Exploring the World of Education 3

Core Coursework:
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

Concentration Credits:
Early Care & Education Concentration 20
School Age Care and Education 14
Community Education 23

 
Meet Isabelle Abrams '13

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."

Curry Early Childhood Center (CECC)
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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.

Education Honor Society

Pi Lambda Theta was founded in 1910. Its mission is to honor outstanding educators and inspire their leadership on critical education issues.

Education/Health Faculty News
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Congratulations to members of the Curry education and health faculty for their on-going professional accomplishments!

CLAC Requirements
Education Club
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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.

Master of Education Programs
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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.

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