Becoming committed, caring, and qualified educators

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The teacher education program in Regis College actively engages teacher candidates in collaborative, reflective, and challenging learning experiences that wholly develop their capabilities as committed, caring, and qualified educators. Education students are actively involved in urban and diverse field experiences beginning with their introductory education courses.

In addition to completing your B.A. and licensure in Elementary Education, you will also complete the required coursework for a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education Endorsement and the coursework for the Special Education: Generalist Endorsement. Your plan of study is fully integrated within the liberal arts and you will participate in the Jesuit educational experience, taking classes on the Lowell Campus, experiencing what teaching is in our diverse local schools, and working with your advisor to create a learning path that supports your goals.

If you choose not to major in Elementary Education, but would like to earn the required course credits to become a licensed Elementary teacher, you can choose another major and work with an advisor in the Undergraduate Education Programs Department to meet those requirements.

Program Requirements

Education Core Studies (45-49 credit hours)

Students must complete the required number of credits in the areas of Oral and Written Communication, English Composition, Humanities, Global Issues, Social and Natural Sciences, Math, Philosophy and Religious Studies.
Foundational Courses (21 credit hours)

In addition to foundational course requirements, students must also complete:

EDEL 441 Child and Adolescent Literature

Upper Division Requirements (15 credit hours)

EDFD 400 Foundations of Education
EDFD 403 Diversity, Equity and Social Justice
EDSP 420 Teaching Exceptional Learners
EDRG 444 Teaching Reading and Writing
EDEL 470 Classroom Management

Professional Sequence Requirements (18-30 credit hours)

Option 1: Elementary Education Sequence
EDEL 445 Teaching Mathematics
EDEL 450 Assessment of Learning
EDEL 460 Teaching Language Arts and Social Studies
EDEL 461 Teaching Science and Health
EDEL 676 Linguistics and Language Acquisition
EDEL 677 Strategies for Diverse Populations
Option 2: Dual Elementary and Special Education Sequence
EDSP 443 Math for Special Educators
EDSP 453 Language and Literacy Instruction for Special Educators
EDSP 462 Methods and Strategies in Special Education
EDSP 464 Behavioral Analysis and Intervention
EDSP 465 Transition, Consultation and Collaboration
EDEL 460 Teaching Language Arts and Social Studies
EDEL 461 Teaching Science and Health
EDSP 461  Educational Assessment for Special Education
EDLD 676 Linguistics and Language Acquisition
EDLD 677 Strategies for Diverse Populations

Licensure Requirements (12 credit hours)

EDEL 490
EDSP 492
Student Teaching (Elementary) -or-
Student Teaching (Special Education)
EDFD 497  Professionalism in Education

General Electives (6-9 credit hours)

Number of general electives dependent on student's choice of professional sequence. 

120 credit hours for Elementary licensure
132 credit hours for Elementary and Special Education dual licensure

Please note: For official program requirements based on academic year, please refer to the academic catalog.

Download a printable fact sheet with program details.

How to Apply

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