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Students interested in working in community-related educational settings should pursue a major in Community Education. Students can explore programs that serve children, families, and the community at large such as, but not limited to, youth advocacy programs, historical museums, children's museums, art museums, theatre groups, recreational programs, parent groups, health related programs, family shelters, and other family support service organizations.
- Students must minor in a related area that supports their career goals and aspirations.
- Minors must be approved by the Community Education Coordinator
- In order to register for the Senior Capstone, ED 3850, students must have completed all required Education courses (with no outstanding incompletes in the major). Students who do not meet this requirement must obtain the permission of the Education Department.
Core Requirements:Prerequisite Coursework:
|PSY 1400||Child Development||3|
|ED 1150||Exploring the World of Education||3|
|ED 2161||Educational Psychology||3|
|ED 2410||Strategies for the Effective Educator||3|
|ED 2420||School, Family & Community||3|
|ED 2600||Children with Special Needs||3|
|ED 3510||Community Leadership||3|
|ED 3850||Current Issues in Education (Senior Capstone)||3|
Required Coursework and Co-requisite Field Work:
|ED 2344||Field Observation/Participation: School-Age / Youth Setting||2|
|ED 2455||Programming for Positive Youth Development||3|
|ED 3510||Community Leadership||3|
|ED 4568||Practicum: Community Based Program||6|
|ED 4568SM||Practicum Seminar||0|
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). Curry education majors, under the direction of Curry education professor Dr. Dotty Alexander, are invited to participate in the six-week program specifically designed to encourage language and literacy development through play.
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!
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.