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Student pursuing a Community Education degree at Curry College teaches a young student

The Community Education major at Curry College is based on the premise that strong communities are built and sustained when organizations align strategies to support the needs of children, youth, and families. Community organizations need leaders who are passionate about finding solutions to community problems through education, advocacy, and action.

Leadership in child, youth, and family-based community agencies and organizations requires knowledge grounded in a deep understanding of child and youth development, family systems, and a skill set for working with others to address community needs.

Choose Your Focus


Work in agencies and organizations that provide direct service and support to children, families, and youth including local and national agencies and organizations such as:

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of America
  • Milton Early Childhood Alliance
  • Museums
  • The Arc
  • YMCA

Mentorship of youth in community-based programs or residential settings, after school and youth development programs, community recreation programs, programs supporting at-risk youth, independence and life skills programs, group homes, and transition into the workplace and job training programs.

Advocacy and Action

Work in agencies and organizations which provide education, support, and/or advocacy for children, youth and families in community-based settings including local and national advocacy-focused agencies and organizations:

Policy Organizations:

  • Children’s Trust
  • Coalition for the  Homeless
  • Easter Seals
  • Massachusetts Strategies for Children

Advocacy and Education Organizations:

  • Brockton Area Multi-Service Agency
  • Greater Boston PFLAG
  • Make-a-Wish Foundation
  • Mass Advocates for Children
  • Massachusetts Department of Youth Services
  • Massachusetts Strategies for Children
  • Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition
  • Norfolk Advocates for Children
  • Norfolk County Sheriff’s Child Advocacy Office
  • Special Olympics
  • Youth on Fire

Choose Your Minor, Concentration, or Dual Major

Pair your education major with a minor, concentration, or pursue a dual major to deepen knowledge and skills which support career goals. Minors and concentrations can be chosen from within the Education department offerings or from another discipline or major at the college.

Suggested minors/concentrations:

Art Therapy
Criminal Justice
Critical Inequality Studies
Early Intervention
Environmental Science
Law & Society
Math Education
Public Health and Wellness

Public Relations
Science Education
Social Work
Special Education
Sport and Recreation Management
Sports/Youth Rec Programming
STEM Education (Gr. 1-6)
Survivor/Witness/Victim Advocacy
Youth Advocacy

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Ardani Mello-Daigneault

Meet Ardani Mello-Daigneault '23

Aspiring teacher Ardani Mello-Daigneault, who plays and coaches a youth hockey program, hopes to join his two passions to work with kids and sports after Curry by majoring in community education and minoring in sport and recreation management.

Read More About Ardani

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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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Start with a foundation in the liberal arts. Add attentive faculty and countless opportunities to learn by doing. That’s what you’ll get with a bachelor’s degree from Curry. Learn what’s waiting for you today.