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Major: Elementary Education, Integrated Liberal Studies
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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 3196||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 3985||Integrating Senior Seminar||3|
|ED 4564||Senior Practicum: Elementary||9|
|ED 4564SM||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 (PDF) beginning on page 97, for important information regarding prerequisites and requirements for licensure education majors.
During her time at Curry, Lauren Chuha '14 was awarded the Carol Freedman '66 scholarship, which is designated each year for an Education major who shows good character and academic ability, who is also an active member of the Curry College community.
Elementary Education major Monica DiStefano '14 was nine for nine when it came to applying and getting accepted to college, so she had several options when it came to pursuing an undergraduate degree. But throughout her college search there was one school which stood out among the pack.
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.