What courses will you take?
Approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, UMass Lowell’s B.A. in Education offers vibrant and innovative education courses alongside a rich blend of liberal arts and sciences courses, giving you both the content and teaching knowledge you need to succeed.
Starting in the first year of the program, you’ll have an immediate introduction to teaching. Guided by UMass Lowell’s faculty, who are expert teachers, you’ll teach in our local partner schools in both urban and suburban settings.
As a teacher candidate, you will complete five methods courses (Reading, Language and Writing, Math, Science, Social Studies), and two courses focused on family and community engagement and working with emergent bilingual students. In the senior year, you will complete two teaching practica, requiring 600 hours of class-time experience.
The B.A. in Education has two options:
- Disability Studies for Educational and Community Organizations Option (a non-licensure program)
- Elementary and Moderate Disabilities Option (with endorsement for licensure)
Visit the Academic Catalog for a complete course listing and to learn about the Education minor.