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Alyxis Crompton '18
Major: Special Education
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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 Childhood Language and Literacy||3|
|ED 3190||Classroom Assessment||3|
|ED 3195||Fundamentals of Curriculum||3|
|ED 3195R||Recitation for Fundamentals of Curriculum||0|
|ED 3197||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 3750||Sheltered English Immersion||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 for important information regarding prerequisites and requirements for licensure education majors.
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).
"I loved the Education Program at Curry. I applied to five other schools. Coming here was definitely the best decision. At other colleges, you have one or two semesters of student teaching, and Curry gives you four to make sure that you really want to and are ready to teach." - Lauren Chuha '14, 3rd Grade Teacher, Lawrence Public Schools
Growing up, Jordan Lancaster '13 always knew she wanted to be a teacher. She finally realized that dream after graduating from Curry with a degree in elementary education and integrated liberal studies, and is now teaching at the Laura E. Richards Elementary School in Maine.
Kelly Nichols '12 is already thriving in the Everett, MA school system not long after graduating from Curry College. The 2012 alum is a second grade teacher at the Whittier School. And it all started with the experience she gained as a student teacher at Curry.
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!
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.