Early Childhood Education (Licensure)

The early childhood education major leads to an initial Massachusetts license: Early Childhood Teacher (PreK-2) of students with and without disabilities. Students who major in early childhood education also major in integrated liberal studies (ILS).

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 Childhood Language and Literacy 3
ED 3190 Classroom Assessment 3
ED 3195 Fundamentals of Curriculum 3
ED 3195R Recitation of Fundamentals of Curriculum 0
ED 3196 Pre-Practicum I: Early Childhood 1
ED 3330 Early Childhood Curriculum (PreK-2) 3
ED 3330R Recitation for Early Childhood Curriculum 0
ED 3331 Pre-Practicum II: Early Childhood 1
ED 3700 Teaching of Reading 3
ED 3750 Sheltered English Immersion 3
ED 3985 Integrating Senior Seminar 3
ED 4570 Senior Practicum: Early Childhood 9
ED 4570SM 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.

Education Students Partner with 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). 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.

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. This workshop is part of Curry's science-focused 'Elementary Curriculum' course and is designed to enable students to broaden their planning and teaching repertoire for elementary students (grades 1- 6).

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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