Cambridge College's School of Education is broadly based and inclusive. We prepare students to be licensed teachers and provide further graduate education for experienced teachers and other education professionals. Educators and trainers in corporate and community settings also find value in our programs. Our faculty is a diverse group of experienced educators, teachers and school administrators, which attracts a highly diverse student body. Courses cover general teaching methods, content areas and methods, critical thinking and problem solving skills, educational psychology and philosophy, and the social organization and administration of schools. Courses required for licensure follow the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks and develop the competencies required for Massachusetts licensure.
Effective Learning and Teaching
The Education faculty has pioneered effective learning and teaching techniques such as accelerated learning and integrative teaching. Incorporated by graduates into their elementary and secondary curricula, these effective teaching methods improve the performance of an increasingly diverse school population.
Schools are at the heart of Cambridge College's mission. The College trains teachers and other school professionals who reflect the diversity of our nation's public schools, and who understand first-hand the difficulties that school children and their families face. Many of our faculty are practicing teachers and school administrators.
We believe that school children must have teachers with whom they can identify in order to learn well. Their performance is partly attributable to the role models and the teaching strategies they experience.
Therefore, we recruit working adults, bilingual, and minority students, including those who have not been served well by traditional education. We work with motivated adults to help them strengthen the academic skills needed for success. Cambridge College provides writing tutors and test preparation workshops. The gate is at the end, not the beginning.
Educator Licensure Programs
Several concentrations prepare students for licensure by the Massachusetts Department of Education. These innovative programs are within current state guidelines and are approved by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. These programs train educators for classrooms and specialized education professions. To enable students to meet changing professional standards for certification, programs are subject to change.
School Administration Programs Sunset and Re-Design
The MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has issued new regulations based on changes occurring in state and national standards. Therefore, along with educational leadership programs at all colleges across Massachusetts, Cambridge College's school administration programs will sunset on Dec. 21, 2013. After that date, Cambridge College intends to seek DESE approval of a new, re-designed curriculum and hopes to be selected by DESE to offer the newly designed program of study, but this approval cannot be guaranteed.
Cambridge College is dedicated to our students' individual success during this time of transition, and will be working closely with students to address their needs.
Out of State Educator Licensure Programs -- Cambridge College has temporarily suspended new enrollment in out of state educator licensure programs while pursuing national accreditation through the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC), except for Puerto Rico which continues to accept new enrollment in its certificate program with limited jurisdiction to Puerto Rico. Please click on a link at the left side of your screen for education non-licensure programs at out of state regional centers.
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