Feb 20, 2024
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.
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: 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
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.
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.
- Bridgewater State University
- Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
- University of Massachusetts Amherst
- University of Massachusetts Boston
- University of Massachusetts Dartmouth