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 an undergraduate minor in education for students who are exploring teaching or other education-related work. The College of Education was the first in New England, and one of 44 institutions nationwide, to offer the innovative UTeach program designed to prepare well-qualified STEM teachers through the STEM Teaching minor open to STEM majors only. In addition, the college offers master’s and doctoral degrees and engages its students in opportunities for advanced study and research.
Partnering with school districts such as Lowell, Methuen, Billerica, Dracut, Chelmsford, and Lawrence, 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.