For students who entered fall 2020 and beyond.
Total Minimum Credits = 120
1Expect to do an additional 10-15 hours over semester visiting schools in both semesters.
2Alternative SRE course can be taken with the approval of advisor
The BA Ed. degree Disability Studies for Educational and Community Organizations Option pathway shows the courses that are required to complete the degree. The semester in which some courses are offered, may differ and accommodations will be made. Courses with higher numbers (3000 and above) are generally taken in the junior and senior years. The education courses are highly field based and often require additional hours of field work in schools to better prepare you for your career.
Many courses have field experiences in local schools and community organizations which may require completion of hours beyond course meeting times. When required, you may have to submit materials for criminal background checks and must provide fingerprints. Program coordinators will supply information on these processes.
In order to work in schools and communities during field experiences, the student must exhibit professional dispositions and behaviors. The student, at all times must exhibit good judgment, personal integrity and exemplary behavior. Students must demonstrate that they understand their professional responsibilities and have the integrity to work in schools and community organizations where they will be responsible for the education and welfare of minors. Further, they must know how to engage in collaborative and collegial professional work with fellow educators and staff.
Breadth of Knowledge
The UMass Lowell Core includes requirements designed to familiarize students with multiple perspectives regarding diverse areas of knowledge and modes of inquiry outside of their major discipline. Students gain insights into these perspectives by taking courses outside of their major discipline. The BA Ed. degree is structured for students to meet this requirement. See Breadth of Knowledge for more information.
No more than two Breadth of Knowledge courses can be taken with the same prefix. The Core Curriculum courses may be taken in any sequence. Refer to the Core Curriculum policy for further details. You should meet with your faculty advisor to determine how you will meet the Core Curriculum requirements.
Current UMass Lowell students should be using their Advisement Report in SIS. If you need assistance, please contact your adviser.
Restriction on off-campus study:
Last updated: 1/21/2022