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Degree Requirements

Education and Human Development

Do you have a passion for teaching and developing the best in others? Consider a major or minor in education to begin your teaching career in the College of Education and Human Development.

You will have the opportunity to explore a career in teaching through:

  • Coursework - You will engage in coursework around growth and development, instructional strategies, teaching diverse learners, and more
  • Field Experiences - You will have the opportunity to gain student teaching experience through one of our partnering urban, K-12 public schools, early childhood centers, and Early-Interventions programs.

CEHD Offerings

Major: Early Education Care in Inclusive Settings (EECIS)
 Concentrations (all EECIS majors are required to select one concentration):

Minor: Middle/Secondary Education, with pathways leading to Massachusetts Initial Teacher Licensure in grades 5-12 in the following subject areas:

  • English
  • History
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Spanish
  • Math*
  • Biology*
  • Chemistry*
  • Earth Science*
  • Music**

Please note: if you are interested obtaining licensure within Middle/Secondary Education must major in the area the subject you want to teach (i.e. if you wish to teach Spanish, you must major in Spanish and minor in Middle/Secondary Education).

*Students in the College of Science and Math who are interested in studying in these areas should consider the UTeach program.
**Students interested in Music Education and Licensure should contact Josef Hanson,
Special Programs: UTeach