Dec 07, 2023  
Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2016-2017 
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Elementary and Early Childhood Education


Chairperson: Associate Professor Patricia Emmons

Graduate Program Coordinators:

          Professor Elaine Bukowiecki (Reading)
          Professor Steven Greenberg (Elementary and Early Childhood Education)

Professors: John Marvelle, Gregory Nelson, Mary Shorey, Robert Sylvester, Nancy Witherell

Associate Professors: Susan Eliason, Nicole Glen, Jennifer Manak

Assistant Professors: Andrea Cayson, Jeanne Ingle, Heather Pacheco-Guffrey, Gia Renaud

Department Telephone Number: 508.531.1243
Location: Hart Hall, Room 122

Degree Programs

  • 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)

  • Reading

Postbaccalaureate Licensure Programs

  • Early Childhood Teacher of Students With or Without Disabilities (PreK-2) (Initial Licensure)
  • Elementary Education (Initial Licensure)

Undergraduate Minors

  • Reading

The following program is currently inactive:

  • MEd in Early Childhood Education (Initial Licensure)

Click on Academic Programs  for program information and requirements.

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.

Honors Program

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.


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