Elementary education majors Alex Schroll '16 did her pre-practicum at Rafael Hernandez, a bilingual school in Roxbury, which perfectly suited her affinity for languages. She couldn't wait to be "in the thick of it," and said that with every curriculum class she took at Emmanuel she gained more insight into the challenges of teaching.Read more
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.
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."
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Emmanuel College graduates can be found making their mark at leading companies and organizations all over the city of Boston, across the country and around the world. But their path to success and fulfillment starts on campus, with a commitment to achieve at the highest level in their studies, in leadership roles and in student clubs and organizations, while engaging in purposeful work that honors their obligations to their communities and the wider world.