Gordon College is one of the nation’s premier Christian colleges and located just north of Boston. We offer students extraordinary access to leading-edge opportunities for intellectual, professional, and leadership development to address the increasingly complex challenges of a global society. Gordon stands apart from other outstanding institutions in New England by combining an exceptional education with an informed Christian faith.
The student seeking the licensure of Early Childhood (PreK-2) is required to maintain a 2.70 cumulative GPA, earn a C or better in education classes, and choose core humanities, social science and natural science options which meet licensure requirements as defined by the Department of Education. The student must apply for acceptance into the program during the sophomore year and must meet licensure requirements of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts at the time of program completion.✣ In addition to the requirements for an initial teaching license, all students must complete either the ESL licensure program or earn SEI endorsement. See departmental advisor.
Students may choose to complete the major without licensure. Those interested should discuss their options with their education 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 an early childhood education major: