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At Curry, I've had the chance to do everything I've wanted to do. Anything that I was nervous about or afraid to try, Curry has made it so that I am now comfortable in doing so.


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Elementary Education (Licensure)

The elementary education major leads to an initial license in Massachusetts as an Elementary Teacher (levels 1-6). Students who major in elementary 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 Childhoood Language and Literacy 3
ED 3190 Classroom Assessment 3
ED 3195 Fundamentals of Curriculum 3
ED 3195R Recitation for Fundamentals of Curriculum 0
ED 3197 Pre-practicum I: Elementary 1
ED 3320 Elementary Curriculum (Grades 1-6) 3
ED 3320R Recitation for Elementary Curriculum 0
ED 3332 Pre-Practicum II: Elementary 1
ED 3700 Teaching of Reading 3
ED 3750 Sheltered English Immersion 3
ED 3985 Integrating Senior Seminar 3
ED 4564 Senior Practicum: Elementary 9
ED 4564SM Senior Practicum Seminar 0
Related Requirements:
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

See a 4-year sample curriculum for Education licensure majors (PDF)

Please see the course catalog for important information regarding prerequisites and requirements for licensure education majors.

 
Meet Jordan Lancaster '13 - Elementary School Teacher

Growing up, Jordan Lancaster '13 always knew she wanted to be a teacher. She finally realized that dream after graduating from Curry with a degree in elementary education and integrated liberal studies, and is now teaching at the Laura E. Richards Elementary School in Maine.

Meet Kelly Nichols '12

Kelly Nichols '12 is already thriving in the Everett, MA school system not long after graduating from Curry College. The 2012 alum is a second grade treacher at the Whittier School. And it all started with the experience she gained as a student teacher at Curry.

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!

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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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