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Teacher Education & Curriculum Studies

Teacher Education & Curriculum Studies | Courses | Faculty

113 Furcolo Hall

Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Contact: Portia Elliott

Office: 113 Furcolo Hall

Phone: 577-4450


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Chair of Department: Professor Portia C. Elliott. Professors Brandon, Clement, Craig, Dodds, Forman, Masalski, Nieto, Nugent, Peelle, Placek, Rudman, Seidman, Seldin, Sinclair, Solsken, Sullivan, Washington; Associate Professors Austin, Feldman, Griffin, Karlson, Parker, Willett; Assistant Professors Carlisle, Davis, Gebhard, Kilbane, Luna; Lecturers Magouirk-Colbert, Maloy, Meyer, Rosenberger.

Adjunct Faculty: Associate Professor Bruno; Assistant Professors Frau-Ramos, Gandini, Kelley, McGiffin, Murray, Schwartz, Woolf; Lecturer Paul.

The Department

The department is committed to the preparation and ongoing professional and intellectual development of teachers and educational spec-ialists in PreK-12 schools. It focuses on teacher education, curriculum frameworks, organizational improvement, and issues of equity facing students, teachers, and schools today. It is committed to providing instruction, conducting research, and offering service that supports the development of educators who, through their leadership, contribute to equity and excellence in education in the Commonwealth and throughout the nation. The department also supports graduate programs in the areas of: Bilingual, English as a Second Language, and Multi-cultural Education; Child and Family Studies; Child Studies and Early Education; Education Technology; Elementary Teacher Education; Language, Literacy and Culture; Mathematics and Science Education; Reading and Writing; Secondary Teacher Education; and Teacher Education and School Improvement.

The Major

The Education major has two tracks, in Early Childhood Education and Development and in Elementary Education. The major is open only to students who are completing Education as a second major. Admission is by application only. For further information on applying, contact Michael Schwartz, tel. 545-2701.


1. Both tracks require completion of 27 credits of Arts and Sciences courses in addition to courses taken to fulfill General Education requirements. These may include courses taken to complete the requirements of the student's primary major.

2. Track requirements are fulfilled by completing the requirements of the appropriate certification program (Early Childhood Educator Certification or Elementary Teacher Certification). However, certification can be earned only if the student also completes an academic major in the liberal arts and sciences.

Teacher Education & Curriculum Studies | Courses | Faculty