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Major: Elementary Education
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Early Childhood Education (Licensure)
The early childhood education major leads to an initial Massachusetts license: Early Childhood Teacher (PreK-2) of students with and without disabilities. Students who major in early childhood education also major in integrated liberal studies (ILS).Pre-requisites:
|AE 1305*||Competencies for the Prospective Educator I: Reading||1.5|
|AE 1310*||Competencies for the Prospective Educator II: Writing||1.5|
|ED 1150||Exploring the World of Education||3|
|PSY 1400||Child Development||3|
|ED 2161||Educational Psychology||3|
*It is suggested that students take the CLST test as early as possible. These courses are waived for students who pass both CLST subtests.Core Courses:
|ED 2410||Strategies for the Effective Educator||3|
|ED 2600||Children with Special Needs||3|
|ED 2700||Early Childhood Language and Literacy||3|
|ED 3190||Classroom Assessment||3|
|ED 3195||Fundamentals of Curriculum||3|
|ED 3195R||Recitation of Fundamentals of Curriculum||0|
|ED 3196||Pre-Practicum I: Early Childhood||1|
|ED 3330||Early Childhood Curriculum (PreK-2)||3|
|ED 3330R||Recitation for Early Childhood Curriculum||0|
|ED 3331||Pre-Practicum II: Early Childhood||1|
|ED 3700||Teaching of Reading||3|
|ED 3750||Sheltered English Immersion||3|
|ED 3985||Integrating Senior Seminar||3|
|ED 4570||Senior Practicum: Early Childhood||9|
|ED 4570SM||Senior Practicum Seminar||0|
|MATH 1550||College Mathematics I: Numbers and Numeration||3|
|MATH 2550||College Mathematics II: Algebra and Number Theory||3|
|MATH 3250||College Mathematics III:Geometry and Data Analysis||3|
Please see the course catalog for important information regarding prerequisites and requirements for licensure education majors.
Cameron Hoyt's passion for education began while working back home in Westfield, Massachusetts at his local YMCA. There, he worked in the Childcare Department, and the experience inspired him to come to Curry and study to become a kindergarten teacher.
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.
Pi Lambda Theta was founded in 1910. Its mission is to honor outstanding educators and inspire their leadership on critical education issues.
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.