“I can't say enough about the Education program. I was so close with all of my professors...I was always emailing and meeting with them. And the small class sizes are great - it was so personal. I loved it!”
Monica Distefano '14
6th Grade Math Teacher
Major: Elementary Education
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Special Education (Licensure)
The special education major leads to initial license in Massachusetts as a Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities (Pre-K-8). Students who major in special 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.Required 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 3105||Learning Differences Institute||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 3415||Advanced Curriculum and Assessment for Diverse Learners||3|
|ED 3415R||Recitation for Advance Curriculum and Assessment||0|
|ED 3455||Early Field Experience||1|
|ED 3700||Teaching of Reading||3|
|ED 3750||Sheltered English Immersion||3|
|ED 3900||Collaboration and Consultation||3|
|ED 4563||Senior Practicum: Special Needs||9|
|ED 4563SM||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|
|PSY 2100||Adolescent Psychology||3|
Please see the course catalog for important information regarding prerequisites and requirements for licensure education majors.
The Institute on Learning Differences, a successful venture between the Education department and the Program for Advancement of Learning (PAL), gives students the opportunity to tap into the resources and knowledge of PAL faculty members and outside specialists to better understand the unique educational needs of students.
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.