The College of Education prepares and supports leaders and teachers who are committed to the academic and social success of children from different cultures, socioeconomic groups and language groups, and who have the knowledge and skills necessary to fulfill this commitment. Additionally, faculty and doctoral candidates, engage in research and evaluation which furthers understanding of effective leadership and pedagogy, and informs policy.
The College of Education offers a Bachelor of Arts in Education (BA Ed) degree, leading to dual teacher licensure in elementary (grades 1-6) and moderate disabilities (PK-8). We also offer the undergraduate Education Minor and the STEM Teaching minor (UTeach) for students considering a career in teaching or other education-related work. The College of Education was the first institution in New England to offer the innovative UTeach program designed to prepare math, science and engineering undergraduates to become well-qualified licensed middle school and high school teachers. The program is open exclusively to STEM majors. In addition, the college offers master’s and doctoral degrees in education and engages its students in opportunities for advanced study and research.
Partnering with school districts, such as Billerica, Dracut, Chelmsford, Haverhill, Lawrence, Lowell and Methuen, is a major feature of our teacher, specialist and principal preparation programs. Local teachers and administrators serve on partnership boards to ensure that education programs meet the needs of districts. The College of Education also partners with the Lowell National Historical Park to oversee the Tsongas Industrial History Center, which brings history and science to life for over 40,000 K-12 students, and 500 UML students each year, through hands-on workshops and tours of canals, cotton mills, gatehouses and worker housing. We partner with Jumpstart a national program which pairs college students with preschools in low-income communities to help teach language, literacy and social skills.
For more information visit the College of Education website.