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Education is as much about passion as scholarship. It’s about reaching and teaching all students in ways that are both meaningful and culturally relevant.

As an elementary or secondary education major at Emmanuel, you will first explore issues of access and equity in the history of education in America. Then, prepare yourself, through in-class instruction and site placements, for research-based practice in the design, delivery and management of curriculum and instruction in math, the sciences, English language arts and social studies. Using Boston as an extended classroom, Emmanuel students conduct field-based experiences in nearly three dozen area schools, allowing for first-hand observation and engagement with learners from all cultures and with diverse instructional needs.

Mission Statement
The Emmanuel College education program prepares teachers to be leaders in creating and sustaining-in their classrooms, schools and the wider community-a culture of collaborative inquiry that is centered on stu­dents, their learning and healthy develop­ment. Through the integration of field and classroom-based experiences, Emmanuel's pre-service teachers develop the content knowledge and pedagogical skills to cre­ate inclusive classroom communities that inspire and engage children, adolescents and young adults in their learning. Grounded in the mission and good works of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, the education program prepares graduates who aspire "to create justice and peace for all."


With majors in elementary and secondary education, Emmanuel’s education department teaches students to develop inclusive classroom communities and rich curricula that inspire and engage children, adolescents and young adults in their learning.

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  • Licensure Program

    The education program at Emmanuel College is a licensure program that prepares elementary and secondary teachers. The program complies with licensure requirements established by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

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Faculty research, publish and present in their field and often collaborate side-by-side with students to help them explore their disciplines in greater depth, building on knowledge gained in the classroom and offering a unique hands-on, real-world experience. At Emmanuel, there’s an energy on campus that brings people and ideas together - in the classroom, across campus, throughout Boston and beyond.

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Department Highlights

Small classes, big advantages

Grounded in the mission and good works of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, Emmanuel College's founding order, Education Department faculty prepares graduates who aspire "to create justice and peace for all."

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Equipped with a well-rounded liberal arts and sciences education and real-world experience within their disciplines, Emmanuel graduates go on to make their mark at companies and organizations locally, nationally and internationally. Many students also choose to continue their education at the master’s or doctorate level. Check out where some of our recent graduates are thriving!

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Class of 2015: Where We Work

Position Company Major
1:1 Paraprofessional Andover Elementary School Elementary Education
10th Grade Teacher Matignon High School Secondary Education
3rd Grade Teacher East Falmouth Elementary Elementary Education
4th Grade Teacher Eliot School Elementary Education
5th Grade Paraprofessional Barrington Middle School Elementary Education
5th Grade SPED Inclusion Teacher Springfield Public Schools Elementary Education
6th Grade Teacher Nashoba Regional School District Secondary Education
ELA Teacher Monomoy Middle School Elementary Education
English Teacher Diman Vocational Technical High School Secondary Education
Grade 2-3 PDD Teacher Revere Public Schools Elementary Education
Mathematics Teacher Sharon Public Schools Elementary Education
Science Specialist Mission Grammer School Elementary Education
Special Education Teacher Austin School Elementary Education
Special Education Teacher Boston Public Schools Elementary Education
Special Education Teacher Haverhill Public Schools Secondary Education
Teacher Quincy Catholic Academy Elementary Education
Teacher Cheshire Academy Secondary Education
Teacher Matignon High School Secondary Education
Teachers Assistant Bright Horizons Day Care Elementary Education
Toddler Teacher Bright Horizons Day Care Elementary Education
Verbal Behavior Paraprofessional Granger Elementary Elementary Education

Class of 2015: Where We Attend Grad School

Degree Institution Major
M.Ed., Reading Education Boston University Elementary Education
M.Ed., Math Education Lesley University Elementary Education
M.Ed., Teaching and Curriculum Boston College Secondary Education
M.Ed. University of Massachusetts Boston Secondary Education

What Next?

Whether you are a current Emmanuel student or a prospective student exploring Emmanuel for the first time, we can help you determine what’s next. Schedule a meeting with your Academic Advisor, connect with the Career Center or the Office of International Programs to explore internship or study abroad options, or contact the Office of Admissions to set up a campus tour.

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