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A Curry College student mentors a young athlete on the basketball court representing the Sports/Youth Recreation and Programming minor and concentrationThe Sports/Youth Recreation and Programming minor and concentration offer a rich blend of developmental theory, best practices in youth development, and business principles to prepare students for entry level positions in community based recreation programs and youth development programs.

Students interested in pursuing a minor in Education must complete and submit an application describing the rationale for their minor along with the list of courses the student wishes to take (applications are available via the Education Department and the Advising Office). After approval from the Department, students will be notified and their status will be updated with the Registrar's Office.

Education majors who wish to specialize in an area of interest can do so by completing the requirements of their perspective majors and any additional coursework within a concentration.  Students in majors other than Education complete the courses within the concentration and then will apply for an Education minor in the specialized area.

Course Requirements and Information

Required Coursework:

ED 2455 Programming for Positive Youth Development
ED 2600 Introduction to Special Education
ED 3510 Community Leadership
BUS 1000 Introduction to Business
PSY 2100 Adolescent Psychology
SOC 2420 Working with Groups and Communities
SRM 2030 Sports and Recreation Facility
and Event Management

Students interested in pursuing a minor in Education must complete and submit an application describing the rationale for their minor along with the list of courses the student wishes to take (application is available from the Education Department and the Advising Office). After approval from the Department, students will be notified and their status will be updated with the Registrar’s Office.

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Milton Early Childhood Alliance

Each spring semester, the Curry College education department collaborates with the Milton Early Childhood Alliance (MECA) to lead an early literacy playgroup for preschool-age children (2-4) and their parents.

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Education Honor Society

Pi Lambda Theta extends membership to students and professionals who satisfy academic eligibility requirements and have demonstrated characteristics of scholarship, leadership and service.

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Education Club

The Education Club provides professional development opportunities to students showing interest in the field of education and seeks to involve children and families from neighboring areas in education-related activities.

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Early Childhood Center

The Curry Early Childhood Center provides a warm and nurturing educational experience for infants, toddlers, and preschool children and offers students an opportunity for authentic and integrative learning experiences.

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STEM Teaching Workshop

Each fall semester, Education majors have the unique opportunity to participate in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education workshop at the Boston Museum of Science.

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Study Abroad

Along with institutional partnerships, you can create your own Study Abroad opportunity, or go global with our own faculty members as part of our Short-term, Faculty-led Courses.

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First-Year Experience

Making the transition to college can be a little confusing and lot of fun. Your First-Year Experience at Curry College helps smooth out the bumps and puts you on the path to success.

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Honors Program

Building on the theme of "culture and identity," the Curry College Honors Program prepares students to be leaders in the profession and in the community.

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Gen Ed

At the heart of Curry College's undergraduate curriculum is our General Education (Gen Ed) Program. Gen Ed is based on our belief in the power and potential of the liberal arts.

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We're excited you're considering our outstanding Curry College academic programs and look forward to helping you reach your career goals.