May 29, 2020  
Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2018-2019 
Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Middle School/Secondary Education

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Early Childhood, Elementary and Special Education Chair, Priscilla Nelson; Middle School, Secondary and ESL Chair, Janis Flint-Ferguson; Licensure Officer, Janet Arndt; Full-time Faculty: Ellen Ballock, Melinda Eichhorn, Todd Morano. Part-time Faculty: Julia D’Onofrio, Sara Doughty, Marissa Elliott, Mariann Illingworth, Larry Kamp, Karen Langlais, Kathleen Mort, Suzette Persenaire, Barbara Sachs, Lauren Sager, Andrea Serino, Geraldine White.

MISSION: The Department of Education strives to prepare teachers who are knowledgeable in their content areas, well informed about research-based curriculum and instructional practices, and grounded in the foundation of their Christian faith. Teachers are equipped to effectively meet the needs of diverse student populations in public and private schools in the United States and abroad. In agreement with the U.S. Department of Education Title II guidelines, Gordon College Education Department reports the following results of the Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure (MTEL)*:

Communication and Literacy Test 100% passing rate
Foundations of Reading 100% passing rate
Academic Content Areas:  
Elementary (General Curriculum) 100% passing rate
Early Childhood Unavailable*
Moderate Disabilities Unavailable*
English as a Second Language Unavailable*
Academic Content Areas Aggregate 98% passing rate

Requirements for a Liberal Arts Second Major 

All middle school and secondary education majors must complete an appropriate second liberal arts major in keeping with the licensure requirements of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Acceptable second majors are listed under each education major’s requirements.

Licensure Requirements for English as a Second Language

Teacher licensure requires teachers to hold an ESL license or to have taken an ESL endorsement course. Gordon College offers a concentration in English as a Second Language (ESL) which may be completed alongside the early childhood, elementary, middle school or secondary education majors. If scheduling does not allow a student to complete the courses required for an ESL license, there is an option of earning ESL endorsement.





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