Chairperson: Associate Professor Patricia Emmons
Graduate Program Coordinators: Professor Steven Greenberg (Elementary and Early Childhood Education); Professors Mary Shorey and Nancy Witherell (Reading)
Professors: Elaine Bukowiecki, John Marvelle, Gregory Nelson, Robert Sylvester
Associate Professors: Susan Eliason, Nicole Glen, Jennifer Manak
Assistant Professors: Andrea Cayson, Jeanne Ingle, T. Kevin McGowan, Heather Pacheco-Guffrey, Gia Renaud, Adam Ulenski
Location: Hart Hall, Room 122
- BSE in Elementary Education
- BSE in Early Childhood Education
- BSE in Early Education and Care, Birth-K, (Non-Public School Licensure)
- BSE in Elementary Education/MEd Special Education (Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities PreK-8) Dual Licensure
- MEd in Elementary Education (Initial Licensure)
- MEd in Elementary Education (Professional Licensure)
- MEd in Elementary Education (Non-Licensure)
- MEd in Early Childhood Education (Professional Licensure)
- MEd in Early Childhood Education (Non-Licensure)
- MEd in Reading
Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study Program (CAGS)
Postbaccalaureate Licensure Programs
- Early Childhood Teacher of Students With or Without Disabilities (PreK-2) (Initial Licensure)
- Elementary Education (Initial Licensure)
The following program is currently inactive:
- MEd in Early Childhood Education (Initial Licensure)
Click on Academic Programs for program information and requirements.
Next to parents, elementary and early childhood teachers can be the single most influential factor in a child’s development. At Bridgewater, one of our primary goals is to prepare teachers with the skills, knowledge and commitment needed to impact young lives and give their students a solid foundation for a lifetime of learning. The Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education prepares teacher candidates for initial licensure leading to successful careers in these fields.
The Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education offers several programs designed to meet the needs of graduate students: postbaccalaureate programs and master’s degrees that allow students to apply for initial licensure in elementary education (1-6) or early childhood education (PreK-2); and master’s degree programs that allow students to apply for professional licensure. The department also offers a Master of Education degree in reading for educators seeking an additional license as a teacher specialist (all levels) of reading. In addition, a CAGS in reading is available.
The honors program in elementary education provides highly motivated elementary education majors with opportunities to enhance their academic program through intensive scholarly study and research designed to be of assistance in postgraduate employment or in the pursuit of an advanced degree in elementary education. Contact Dr. Patricia Emmons, the honor’s chairperson for further information concerning eligibility and application.