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Program Notes

Students in this program should be aware of the professional teacher standards necessary to be successful in a career working with children (i.e. patience, enthusiasm, knowledge, collaboration, concern for others and an understanding of his/her legal and moral responsibilities). Success in this program will require excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills. Students are expected to have their own means of transportation to and from the field observation sites.

All students (part-time and full-time) must have an updated immunization record on file in order to begin field observation work.

Helpful Hints

For students planning to pursue a four-year degree, it is strongly recommended that free electives are selected in consultation with the Program Coordinator to insure maximum transferability. Students planning to transfer to a four-year program for teacher licensure should refer to the Department of Education website (www.doe.mass.edu/mtel) for registration for the Communication and Literacy Skills Test (CLST) which is the one of the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL). Students seeking licensure in other states should refer to that state’s requirements for licensure.

Recommended Course Sequence
Elementary Education Associate Degree
Year 1 Fall BIO101 with BIO102 OR BIO111 OR BIO121, EDU101, ENG101, MAT118, PSY101
Spring EDU102, ENG102, MAT119, PSY201, SCI111 OR or SCI112
Summer
Year 2 Fall EDU203, Free Elective, GEO101, History Elective, Literature Elective
Spring COM111, EDU202, Free Elective, History Elective, Literature Elective