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  Feb 25, 2018
Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Secondary Education (B.S.)

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A student preparing to teach at the high school level (8-12) is required to maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.70, earn a C or better in education classes, complete the Core Curriculum of the College as defined for the Division of Education and complete an acceptable liberal arts major (art, biology, chemistry, English, history, mathematics, physics, Spanish, or French). Students must apply for acceptance into the program during the sophomore year. Applicants must meet licensure requirements of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts at the time of program completion.✣ To meet state requirements for licensure, all secondary students must complete the ESL licensure concentration or earn the SEI endorsement. See departmental advisor and liberal arts major advisor.

✣ The College reserves the right to alter program requirements as necessary to remain in compliance with Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education licensure standards.

The following courses are required for the major in secondary education:

Core Adjustments for Middle School and Secondary Education

Due to licensure requirements, students majoring in middle school education or secondary education will receive core adjustments as noted below.  All other core requirements must be completed as outlined in the Core Curriculum  section of the catalog.


Social Science will be fulfilled with EDU 118 - Schools in Society 
Literature will be fulfilled with EDU 232 - Adolescent Literature  

Special Education licensure
Students who complete the requirements for the Special Education license may

ESL licensure
Non-language majors who complete the requirements for the ESL license may waive the foreign language requirement.  Students whose second major is a foreign language must still meet prerequisites for 200- and upper-level courses in that major.

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