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College Catalog 2024 - 2025 
College Catalog 2024 - 2025

Education Concentration, A.A.

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The Education concentration prepares students seeking bachelor’s degrees in education or liberal arts to transfer to four-year colleges or universities. Graduates of this concentration may qualify to transfer using benefits of MassTransfer to a four-year state college or University of Massachusetts campus. For current information on eligible programs, see Transfer Options below. 

* Milestone Courses should be taken in the order shown. This will help you stay on track and graduate on time.

Semester 1

Total Credits: 15-16

Semester 1 Advising Note

  • New degree-seeking students enrolled in 9 credits or more must take a Learning Community Seminar or a Learning Community Cluster within their first year. 
  • Employment in the field of Education may require a criminal background check. Students concerned about this requirement should contact the department chair.

Total Credits: 15

Semester 3

Total Credits: 16

Semester 3 Advising Note

  • Two science courses are required for this degree plan. One must be in biological/life science area; the other, in physical science area. No exceptions will be approved.
  • Career elective options: ECE-104 , ECE-106 , ECE-108 , ECE-151 through ECE-168, ECE-209 , ECE-210 , ECE-223 , ECE-224 , ECE-213 , ECE-215 , ECE-516 , EDU-504 

Semester 4

Total Credits: 16

Upon Completion of This Concentration Graduates Will Be Able To:

  • Describe the interaction of history, culture, literature, economics, and science as studied within a broad liberal arts curriculum.
  • Demonstrate a mastery in reading and writing/ literacy skills and the organization of critical thinking and problem solving behaviors.

Career Outlook

Graduates of this concentration may qualify to transfer to four-year colleges or universities as juniors. Potential teaching careers include teacher aid; early elementary, later elementary, middle school and high school teaching; preschool and kindergarten teaching; and special education teaching. Students must obtain a bachelor’s degree as the minimum requirement for entry into these fields. Graduate work may be necessary, as well.

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Transfer Options

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  • Bridgewater State University
  • Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • University of Massachusetts Boston
  • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

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